2018 National Indigenous Diabetes Conference – Speaker Presentations

Speakers at the 2018 National Indigenous Diabetes Conference have agreed to share their presentations with conference delegates. Below is a list of presentations and speakers. Click on the link to access the presentation.

Monday April 16, 2018

Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC) Circle of Care Program
Lindsey Cosh, Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle

Building Community Capacity in Gestational Diabetes Prevention Programming with Focus on Cultural Practices
Grandmother Renee Thomas Hill & Amanda Lipinski, Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle

Project Playground: A KSDPP School-Based Initiative to Get Kids Moving
Cheyanne Teiekahr:ios McComber & Chelsea O:kera McComber, Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project

Active Living with Diabetes: Practical Guidelines to Exercise
Dr. Agnes Coutinho, University of Guelph-Humber

Benefits of Active Living for Diabetes (Urban Poling)
Dr. Agnes Coutinho, University of Guelph-Humber

Can-SOLVE CKD Network: Canadians Seeking Solutions and Innovations to Overcome Chronic Kidney Disease

Mary Beaucage and Helen Robinson-Settee


Tuesday April 17, 2018

The Impact of Physical Activity on Blood Sugar
Thierry Gaudet-Savard, Universitié Laval

The Efficacy of Intermittent Fasting
Dr. Krista A. Varady, University of Illinois at Chicago

Fasting: A Holistic Journey
Laurie Ann Nicholas, Mawiw Council

Fusion of Powwow Dance and Exercise
Julia Diana Blanchard

Yoga Session
Catherine Knockwood, Sacred Mandala Yoga and Wellness

Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (ISPARC)
Tara Nault, ISPARC

Heart & Stroke: Heart Smart Kids (HSK)
Pamela Fonseca & Jenilyn Delong, Heart & Stroke Foundation

Mi’kmaw Physical Activity Leadership Program (MPAL)
Krista Devoe, Membertou First Nation, & Jordan Smith,  Glooscap First Nation

Leading by Example Eskasoni First Nation
Chief Leroy Denny


Wednesday April 18, 2018

Diabetes in Our Communities: Results from the 2016 National Regional Health Survey (RHS)
Maria Santos, First Nations Information Governance Centre

Diabetes in Our Communities: Results from the 2016 Nova Scotia RHS
Dr. Amy Bombay, Dalhousie University

Diabetes in Our Communities: Results from the 2016 New Brunswick RHS
Gerald Gloade, Union of New Brunswick Indians

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Food Sovereignty Assessment Tool
Tabitha Robin, Fisher River Cree Nation

Natoaganeg Community Food Centre
Erica Ward & Chad Duplessie, Natoaganeg First Nation

Nunatukavut Community Freezers
Melita Paul, Nunatukavut Health

Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre Kwijmuk Program
Frances Palliser, Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre

Eel River Bar First Nation Diabetes Team
Janet Mulcahy, Ugpi’Ganjig Eel River Bar First Nation

Abegweit First Nation’s Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves Community Project
Stephen Cousins, Brandi Jadis, Dray Labobe, Brezlyn Knockwood, and Stephanie Leslie

Diabetes Integration Project: Model for On-Reserve Diabetes Care
Caroline Chartrand & Kayla Farquhar, First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba

Indigenous Patient Partners in Kidney Health Research
Mary Beaucage & Helen Robinson-Settee, Indigenous Peoples Engagement and Research Council (IPER)

Fitness Session
Jesse Benjamin

Community Mobilization Training for Diabetes Prevention: Readiness and Engagement
Dr. Lucie Lévesque, Brittany McBeath and Colin Baillie, Queen’s University

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  • A friendly reminder that the National Indigenous Diabetes Association (NIDA) is accepting submissions for our Winter 2019 newsletter (December 21). We are accepting submissions until 4:30pm Friday, 
December 13, 2019. We want to share your stories and information for 
others to read about and learn from.

We welcome submissions related to all things related to wellness of 
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples... diabetes and healthy-living, 
Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, seasonal recipes, seasonal physical 
activity, kids’ activities, eye care, physical activity, foot care, 
mental health, food sovereignty, food security, nutrition, research, 
community and personal success stories with diabetes management and 

Articles are accepted in MS Word format, can be up to 600 words, and 
can include pictures or graphics. Pictures may be submitted in jpeg 
format, and separate from the Word document.

Please email your submissions to executivedirector@nada.ca

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