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Canadian Diabetes Strategy Projects in Nova Scotia


Bridging the Divide: Improving Psychosocial Management of Atlantic Canadians with Diabetes

Organisation

Queen Elizabeth II – Behaviour Change Institute

Description

The goals of this project are to educate health care personnel in Newfoundland and Labrador regarding the early detection and proper treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and educate families with children living with Type 1 Diabetes about the prevention of DKA. The knowledge acquired through this project will improve the medical care of children, prevent cases of DKA from occurring and reduce the suffering of pediatric DKA.

Bridging the Gaps: A Collaborative Approach to Diabetes in Atlantic Canada

Organisation

Canadian Diabetes Association

Description

The goal of this project is to gather diabetes stakeholders from the Atlantic Provinces to share information and best practices, identify gaps in services and address priorities for diabetes care in Atlantic Canada. It is expected that the recommendations developed through this project will influence health policy and health care models and result in improved screening, early detection and diabetes management practices in Atlantic Canada. This project will facilitate links among diabetes healthcare professionals, government representatives, diabetes related health charities, at-risk populations and people living with diabetes throughout the Atlantic Provinces and identify areas to collaboratively address the complex issues surrounding diabetes.

Diabetes Screening, Detection and Self-Management - Tools & Approaches

Organisation

North End Community Health Association

Description

The goal of this project is to empower vulnerable and marginalized populations to improve their health in relation to diabetes and related chronic diseases by identifying and applying the most effective tools and approaches for screening, detection and self-management. New immigrants, African Nova Scotians, residents of local shelters, mental health and addiction services clients, single parents and homeless persons will learn how to access supports to enhance their ability to make healthier lifestyle choices so they can live as well as possible in the circumstances they are experiencing. The project will focus on the target population living in the North End of Halifax and African Nova Scotians living in the North Preston area.

How Healthy Are You?

Organisation

South West Nova District Health Authority

Description

The goals of this project are to enhance the ability of the South West Nova District Health Authority to identify and care for undiagnosed diabetics and to assist those with diabetes to manage their own care. Diabetes clinics for screening and foot assessments will be held in partnership with Dalhousie University School of Nursing and the Nova Scotia Community College and a plan will be explored for having the students continue to offer these clinics as part of their Nursing and Continuing Care programs. The project will focus on the communities in the south western area of Nova Scotia.