Talk Diabetes 2018 – Part I

Talk Diabetes 2018 was an education event presented by The Diabetes Education and Management Centre of Kingston Health Sciences Centre – Hotel Dieu Site on May 11, 2018. It was a day packed with many valuable contents to be shared among health care professionals looking for an updates in diabetes, especially with the recent release of the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines.  Here are some notes I took:

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Mental Health Resources for Pharmacists

As we begin the dialogue this week on mental health awareness week, I also want to highlight some useful resources for pharmacists. Here are few of my favourites:

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Immunization Record – Room for Improvement?

From Apr 21 to 28, it’s National Immunization Awareness Week in Canada. So I think it is timely to share this story on immunization record. I have received few “threatening” letters from Public Health that my daughter would soon be expelled from school because her immunization records were incomplete.

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Baby Led Weaning – To Prevent Iron Deficiency

Rice cereal as first food? It was an epic failure, not once but twice with my two girls.   One reason rice cereal is recommended as an appropriate first choice of food is because it is fortified with iron to prevent iron deficiency.

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Steroid Phobia in Asthma

It has been a long-standing challenge to improve the adherence of asthma medications in paediatric patients.  Parents are often concerned about the side effects of inhaled corticosteroids.  There are valid side effects to be noted, such as oral candidiasis which is preventable, and possible reduction in growth and final height by about 1 cm.  But the benefits of long term use of inhaled corticosteroids are still greater because it can prevent future asthma attacks.

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