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Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada represent the best and most current evidence-based clinical practice data for health-care professionals. On a global stage, the Guidelines support Diabetes Canada's status as a leader in diabetes prevention and management, and help physicians guide their patients in the screening, prevention, diagnosis, care, management and education for type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Diabetes Canada’s mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by:

  • Helping those affected by diabetes to live healthy lives
  • Preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes
  • Discovering a cure

We deliver our mission by:

  • Providing people with diabetes and health-care professionals with education and services
  • Advocating on behalf of people with diabetes
  • Supporting research
  • Translating research into practical applications

Please visit the frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for answers to commonly asked questions.

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2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines Committees

Executive Committee
Robyn L. Houlden MD FRCPC
Lori Berard RN CDE
Alice Y.Y. Cheng MD FRCPC
Maureen Clement MD CCFP
Ron Goldenberg MD FRCPC FACE
Doreen Rabi MD MSc FRCPC
Diana Sherifali RN PhD CDE
Vincent Woo MD FRCPC

Steering Committee
Robyn L. Houlden MD FRCPC
Lori Berard RN CDE
Gillian Booth MD MSc FRCPC
Alice Y.Y. Cheng MD FRCPC
Maureen Clement MD CCFP
Kim Connelly MBBS PhD
Denice Feig MD MSc FRCPC
Jeremy Gilbert MD FRCPC
Ron Goldenberg MD FRCPC FACE
Noah Ivers MD PhD CCFP
Ram Krishna MSc (Physics) Post Graduate Dip Bus Admin
Peter J. Lin MD CCFP
David Miller MD FRCPC
Breay W. Paty MD FRCPC
Bruce A. Perkins MD MPH FRCPC
Diana Provenzano BComm CPA CA
Doreen Rabi MD MSc FRCPC
Rema Sanghera RD MA CDE
Peter A. Senior MBBS PhD FRCP FRCP(E)
Rick Siemens B.Sc Pharm B.Sc. Biol CDE CPT
Diana Sherifali PhD, CDE
Diane Wherrett MD FRCPC
Vincent Woo MD FRCPC
Jean-François Yale MD CSPQ FRCPC
Catherine Yu FRCPC MHSc

Expert Committee
Lenley Adams MD FRCPC FACP
Gina Agarwal MBBS(UK) MRCGP(UK) CCFP FCFP PHD (Epidemiology)
Zaina Albalawi MD, FRCPC
Mohammed Almehthel MD CCD ABIM FRCPC
Filiberto Altomare MD FRCSC
Marni Armstrong PhD
Simon L. Bacon PhD
Harpreet S. Bajaj MD MPH ECNU FACE
Richard Bebb MD ABIM FRCPC
Lori Berard RN CDE
Howard Berger MD
Olivier F. Bertrand MD PhD
Gillian Booth MD MSc FRCPC
Keith Bowering MD FRCPC FACP
Normand Boulé PhD
Ari Breiner MD MSc FRCPC
Vera Bril MD FRCPC
Gerald Brock MD FRCPC
Sonia Butalia MD FRCPC MSc
Catherine B. Chan PhD
David Cherney MD PhD FRCPC
Ashen A. Chetty MEd BScN APN CDE CCRA
Maureen Clement MD CCFP
Kim Connelly MBBS PhD
Michael Coons CPsych CBSM
Lynden (Lindsay) Crowshoe MD FCFP
David Dannenbaum MD FCFP
Kaberi Dasgupta MD MSc
Lois Donovan MD FRCPC
Paula Dworatzek PhD RD
Jean-Marie Ekoé MD CSPQ PD
John Embil BSc(Hon) MD FRCPC FACP
Dean T. Eurich PhD
Denice Feig MD MSc FRCPC
Pierre Filteau MD LMCC CFPC/CMFC
David Fitchett MD FRCPC
Catherine Freeze MEd RD CDE
Jeremy Gilbert MD FRCPC
Richard E. Gilbert MD PhD FRCPC
Ariane Godbout MD FRCPC
Jeannette Goguen MD MEd FRCPC
Ron Goldenberg MD FRCPC FACE
Michael Green MD MPH CCFP FCFP
Loren D. Grossman MD FRCPC FACP
Enza Gucciardi PhD
Stasia Hadjiyannakis MD FRCPC
Heidi Haensel MD FRCPC
Ilana Halperin MD MSc FRCPC
Betty Harvey RN(EC) BScN MScN CDE
Robert Hegele MD FRCPC FACP
Mélanie Henderson MD, FRCPC, PhD
Rita Henderson MA, PhD
Josephine Ho MD MSc FRCPC
Robyn L. Houlden MD FRCPC
Céline Huot MD MSc FRCPC
Nadira Husein MD FRCPC MLPc
S. Ali Imran MBBS FRCP FRCPC
Karen Ingersoll RN BN CDE
Susie Jin RPh CDE CPT BCGP
Charlotte Jones MD FRCPC
Tina Kader MD FRCPC CDE
Pamela Katz MD FRCPC
Erin Keely MD FRCPC
Glen P. Kenny PhD FCAHS
Nadia A. Khan MD FRCPC MSc
Amin Kherani BSc MD FRCS(C)
Aileen Knip RN BScN MN CCHN(C) CDE
Joshua M. Lakoff MD FRCPC
Philippe L. L'Allier MD
Pierre Larochelle MD PhD FRCPC
David C. W. Lau MD PhD FRCPC
Tessa Laubscher MBChB CCFP FCFP
Jonathon Leipsic MD FRCPC FSCCT
Lawrence Leiter MD FRCPC FACP FAHA
Laurent Legault MD FRCP
Lorraine Lipscombe MD MSc FRCPC
Peter Liu MD FRCPC, FACC
Julie A. Lovshin MD PhD FRCPC
Lori MacCallum BScPhm PharmD RPh CDE
Barbara MacDonald RN BSN MS-DEDM CDE
Gail MacNeill BNSc RN MEd CDE
Janine Malcolm MD FRCPC
G.B. John Mancini MD FRCPC FACC
Phil McFarlane MD PhD FRCPC
Angela McGibbon MD PhD FRCPC
Graydon S. Meneilly MD FRCPC FACP
Adam Millar MD FRCPC
Andrea Miller RN(EC)
David Miller MD FRCPC
Sarah Moore RN(EC) BScN MN CDE
Yvonne Mullan MSc RD CDE
Geetha Mukerji MD MSc FRCPC
Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward MSc
Meranda Nakhla MD FRCPC MSc
Kara Nerenberg MD MSc
Constadina Panagiotopoulos MD FRCPC
Breay W. Paty MD FRCPC
Sue D. Pedersen MD FRCPC
Bruce A. Perkins MD MPH FRCPC
Paul Poirier MD PhD FRCPC FCCS FACC FAHA
Ally P.H. Prebtani BScPhm MD FRCPC
Zubin Punthakee MD MSc FRCPC
Paolo Raggi MD FACC FAHA FACP FASNC FSCCT
Michael Riddell PhD
David J. Robinson MD FRCPC FCPA DFAPA
Robert S. Roscoe BSc Pharm ACPR CDE
Elizabeth Tan Rosolowsky MD MPH FRCPC FAAP
Stuart Ross MB ChB FRACP FRCPC
André Roussin MD, FRCPC
Rema Sanghera RD MA CDE
Peter A. Senior MBBS PhD FRCP FRCP(E)
Anita R. Shack BFA, DC, FATA
Baiju Shah MD PhD
Arya Sharma MD PhD DSc (hc) FRCPC
Diana Sherifali RN, PhD, CDE
Rick Siemens B.Sc Pharm B.Sc. Biol CDE CPT
John L. Sievenpiper MD PhD FRCPC
Ronald J. Sigal MD MPH FRCPC
Scot H. Simpson BSP PharmD MSc
James A. Stone PhD FRCPC FAACVPR FACC
Jean-Claude Tardif MD FRCPC FACC FCAHS
Daniel Tessier MD MSc FRCPC
Sheldon Tobe MD MScCH (HPTE) FRCPC FACP FASH
Ellen L. Toth MD FRCPC
Elly Trepman MD
Barna Tugwell MD FRCPC
Jacob A. Udell MD MPH FRCPC
Michael Vallis PhD RPsych
Subodh Verma FRCSC MD PhD MSc
Sean Wharton MD PharmD FRCPC
Diane Wherrett MD FRCPC
Sandi Williams BA MEd CDE
Vincent Woo MD FRCPC
Jean-François Yale MD CSPQ FRCPC
Afshan Zahedi MD FRCPC
Douglas Zochodne MD FRCPC

Independent Methods Review Committee
Doreen Rabi MD MSc FRCPC
Diana Sherifali RN PhD CDE
Sonia Butalia MD FRCPC MSc
David J. T. Campbell MD PhD MSc
Dereck Hunt MD MSc FRCPC
Alexander A. Leung MD MPH FRCPC MRCP(UK) FACP
Jeffrey Mahon MD MSc FRCPC
Kerry McBrien MD MPH
Charlotte McDonald MD MSc FRCPC
Valerie A. Palda MD MSc FRCPC

External Reviewers
Ian Blumer MD FRCPC
Stephanie Boutette MPH RD
Gemma Cheng MD
Cheril Clarson MRCP(UK) FRCP
Kieran Cooley BSc ND
Elizabeth Cummings MD FRCPC
Shelita Dattani BScPhm PharmD
Ian de Boer MD MS
Peggy Dunbar MEd PDt CDE
Hertzel C. Gerstein MD MSc DABIM FRCPC
Michelle Greiver MD MSc CCFP FCFP
Milan Gupta MD FRCPC FCCS
Stewart Harris MD MPH FCFP FACPM
Thomas Hawke PhD
Bernard Hurley MD FRCSC
Sarah Lawrence MD FRCPC
Richard Lewanczuk PhD MD
Joanne Lewis RD CDE
David W.L. Ma PhD
Elisabeth R. Mathiesen
Daniel Ngui BSc PT MD FCFP
Patrick J. O'Connor MD MA MPH
Margaret OdellMDCM CCFP
Nav Persaud MSc BA
Rodica Pop-Busui MD PhD
Kevin Pottie MD CCFP
Edmond Ryan MD
Carol Schwartz MD FRCSC DABO
Alan Sinclair MSc MD FRCP
Marsha Werb MD FRCPC
Thomas Wolever DM PhD

Staff
Tracy Barnes MA MJ
Alarica Fernandes BSc (Hon)
Jovita Sundaramoorthy MSc

Consultants
Laura Banfield Librarian, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University
Lisa Bicum Designer, Motorware Inc.
Stephanie Sanger Librarian, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University

Dissemination and Implementation Committee
Content and guidance for guidelines.diabetes.ca has been provided by the Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines Dissemination and Implementation Committee.
Co-chairs: Noah Ivers and Catherine Yu

Javed Alloo
Dale Anderson
Noreen Antonyshin
Kathryn Arcudi
Marni Armstrong
Simon Bacon
Anya Brox
Ken Burns
Sonia Butalia
Dave Campbell
Murray Campbell
Alice Cheng
Sophie Desroches
Kristopher Dirks
Pierre Filteau
Kathy Flint
Jonathon Fowles
Paul Frydrych
Bozena Fusek
Marie-Pierre Gagnon
Ron Goldenberg
Catherine Goulet-Delorme
Robyn Houlden
Stephen Hull
Maggie Jiang
Susie Jin
Shelley Jones
Ram Krishna
Tessa Laubscher
Kim Lavoie
Peter Lin
Krista Loessl
Lisa Maks
Janine Malcolm
Maggie McCann
Amanda Mikalachki
David Miller
Darlene Miller-Cash
Amber Mitchell
Geetha Mukerji
Daniel Ngui
Jennica Nichols
Nicole Pacheco
Kylie Peacock
Daniel Plante
Sherri Pockett
Diana Provenzano
Jeremy Rezmovitz
Maria Ricupero
Rick Siemens
Ron Sigal
Alex Singer
Martha St. Pierre
Christina Vaillancourt
Michael Vallis
Pauline Wijeyesekera

Staff
Tracy Barnes 
Stephanie Boutette
Sherry Calder
Carolyn Gall Casey
Joanne Lewis
Helena Macario
Jovita Sundaramoorthy 

Educational grant funding for the dissemination of the 2018 Guidelines was provided by AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim Canada /Eli Lilly Canada Alliance, Janssen Inc., and Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. Diabetes Canada thanks these organizations for their commitment to diabetes in Canada.

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