Resource Clinician for Health Care Professionals
Waterloo Wellington Diabetes offer a Resource Clinician who is available to support diabetes educators or clinicians to further enhance their knowledge or expertise in diabetes management.
Diabetes management has become more complex in recent years with the plethora of diabetes medications and the increasing technology, whether it be glucose meters, insulin pumps or virtual visits. There is also the need to better understand behaviour change strategies. The role of the Resource Clinician is to support clinicians in staying current with leading practice and to offer guidance, mentoring and support to increase their knowledge and confidence in supporting individuals with diabetes.
Waterloo Wellington Diabetes first developed a mentoring program in 2011, through an educational grant from NovoNordisk. The outcomes and feedback from clinicians were so successful that funding was secured to continue the program to support clinicians in the region. As the expertise and experience of clinicians evolved, the role was redefined to a Resource Clinician in 2020.
Examples of Topics that may interest you:
- How to effectively review blood glucose log books
- Recognition of blood sugar patterns and adjustement of insulin accordingly
- Management of hypoglycemia
- Teaching techniques using alternative teaching tools
- Current diabetes management strategies (Type 1, Type 2, GDM)
- Assessing and facilitating behaviour change
- In-person or virtual guidance
- Webinars to support individuals preparing to write their CDE exams
- Development of resources
How do I access the Resource Clinician?
If you are a health care professional working in the Waterloo Wellington region, and interested in having the support of a diabetes resource clinician, please call 519-947-1000 #1 or email [email protected]