TNDMS - The National Diabetes Management Strategy
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Welcome to the National Diabetes Strategy

A program to evaluate diabetes care in Canada

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. Despite advances in treatments, many Canadians are not receiving optimal care and are at risk for the development of the serious and costly complications of the disease.

Western University and the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) joined together to establish the National Diabetes Management Strategy.

Under the leadership of the Dr. Stewart Harris, Canadian Diabetes Association Chair in Diabetes Management, the over-arching goal of the National Diabetes Management Strategy is to evaluate the status of diabetes care in Canada, with an ultimate goal of reducing clinical care gaps and optimizing the management of diabetes

Contact Info

Stewart B. Harris, MD, MPH, FCFP, FACPM
CDA Chair in Diabetes Management,
The National Diabetes Management Strategy,
Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine,
1151 Richmond Street,
Western University,
London, ON Canada N6A 3K7

For more information:
Jackie McLellan
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 22102
Fax: 519-858-5029
Website: The National Diabetes Management Strategy


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Healthy Moms Healthy Babies
A Strategy to Improve the Care and Outcome of Diabetes in Pregnancy in On-Reserve First Nations Women

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies is a community lifestyle program which aims to increase awareness and improve care of diabetes in pregnant First Nations women with diabetes (type 2 or gestational diabetes).The project is comprised of a healthy lifestyle component focusing on exercise during pregnancy and use of cutting edge technology with continuous glucose monitors and glucose meters with traditional finger prick testing to monitor blood sugar levels. The program will run for 12-months and a community healthcare professional has been hired and trained to run the project
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Forge Ahead is in the News

November 10, 2014
In the Globe and Mail and now on the Canadian Diabetes Association website!  Initiative aims to improve diabetes care in Aboriginal communities

NAPCGR Annual Meeting
November 21-25, 2014 in New York, New York
FORGE AHEAD Poster Presentation at NAPCRG
November 22, 2014 from 9:30-10:40am in the Astor Ballroom

Congratulations to
Dr. Stewart Harris on being awarded the 2014 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research. Two prizes are offered annually, one in the area broadly defined as the natural sciences and engineering, one in the social sciences and humanities (May 2014).

Dr. Stewart Harris is very pleased to announce his reappointment to the position of Canadian Diabetes Assocation (CDA) Chair in Diabetes Management, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. This reappointment will allow Dr. Harris and his team to continue their progressive and innovative program of research prioritizing evaluation of diabetes and chronic disease models of care, diabetes research with First Nations, research utilizing clinical and administrative health databases, and investigator initiated clinical trials.

Harris, Stewart B.; Green, Michael E.; Brown, Judith Belle; Roberts, Sharon; Russell, Grant; Fournie, Meghan; Webster-Bogaert, Susan; Kotecha, Jyoti; Han, Han; Thind, Amardeep; Stewart, Moira; Reichert, Sonja; Tompkins, Jordan; Birtwhistle, Richard.  Impact of a Quality Improvement Program on Primary Healthcare in Canada: A Mixed-method Evaluation.  Health Policy (2014)