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Diabetes Canada launches new clinical practice guidelines

Apr 16, 2018
Guylaine Spencer

Diana Sherifali

Above: Dr. Diana Sherifali

The 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes in Canada are now available on the Diabetes Canada website at “The guidelines are a valuable resource for our students and faculty,” says Dr. Diana Sherifali, Associate Professor, School of Nursing. 

Sherifali was the Co-Methods Lead for the guidelines, the first nurse to play that role. She was also the lead author of the Methods chapter, and the Self-management Education and Support chapter, and a co-author on the Organization of Care and Diabetes in Older Adults chapter.  Furthermore, she is a co-Director of the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre team, which assisted with the rigorous systematic review of the literature for the Guidelines. 

According to Diabetes Canada, the new Guidelines are also the first to include a separate set of key messages for people living with diabetes that have been written in lay language. “In order for Diabetes Canada and our diverse team of health-care provider experts to bridge the gap between science and the lived experience of the disease, we invited individuals living with diabetes to provide input into the development of resources and tools,” says Dr. Hux,  president of Diabetes Canada.

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