Canadian Diabetes Association establishing global standard with new Clinical Practice Guidelines
TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ – On Monday, April 8th the Canadian
Diabetes Association, a global leader in diabetes care, will introduce
the new 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and
Management of Diabetes in Canada.
WHAT: Leading experts from the Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee will unveil the new guidelines that highlight new recommendations for diabetes, including screening, treatment and care that will impact nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. In addition, for the first-time ever, the 2013 Guidelines will include interactive web-based screening and decision-making tools for both patients and healthcare professionals. WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2013 10:00 a.m. WHERE: 522 University Ave 2nd Floor, Currie Room Toronto ON M5G 2R5
About the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and
Management of Diabetes in Canada
Over the last five years, an expert committee of 120 professional
volunteers reviewed and assessed all of the relevant published clinical
data on the prevention and management of diabetes to launch the new
Guidelines. Last updated in 2008, the Guidelines are designed to
improve quality of care; reduce morbidity and mortality from diabetes
and its complications; and improve quality of life for people living
with diabetes and their families.
About the Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association is a registered charitable
organization, leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with
diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Our
professional staff and more than 20,000 volunteers provide education
and services to help people in their daily fight against the disease,
advocate on behalf of people with diabetes for the opportunity to
achieve their highest quality of life, and break ground towards a cure.
Please visit diabetes.ca, join us on facebook.com/CanadianDiabetesAssociation, follow us on Twitter @DiabetesAssoc, or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).
SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association