What's New



UPDATED: Adult Education Checklist (June 2020)

The newest Diabetes Centre (DC) Adult Education Checklist (PDF) is now available under Guidelines & Resources.

Insulin Dose Adjustment Guidelines Revision

The revised version of the Insulin Dose Adjustment Guidelines is now available.  
Please note: Section 2: Adult Insulin Dose Adjustment Guidelines was the focus of the update.  

Insulin dose or medication errors:  

IWK Regional Poison Centre: 1-800-565-8161 | Available 24/7. 

You can call directly. Telephones are answered by pharmacists and registered nurses.

COVID-19 and Diabetes 

Diabetes Canada has released various resources regarding COVID-19 and Diabetes. Learn more about COVID-19 and Diabetes.

Videos—patient self-adjustment of insulin (August 2019)

We are pleased to post this series of 10 videos, in support of the Patient Self-Adjustment of Insulin Toolkit. Produced by M. Vallis and C. Haggett, these videos provide an introduction to the challenge of self-adjusting insulin; an overview of the self-adjustment algorithm; guidance on how to work with the different levels of readiness (ambivalent, ready, and not ready); and insights into psychological insulin resistance, assessing motivation, and management of fear of hypoglycaemia. This link takes you to the video series and other tools in the toolkit.

Youth Transition Bulletin (July 2019)

The June 2019 Diabetes Transition Care News is now available. To view the current or previous editions, go to Guidelines & Resources: Youth Transition.


UPDATED: Moving On... With Diabetes: Adolescent Transition Resources Binder (July 2019)

The revised Moving On...With Diabetes: Adolescent Transition Resources (2019) Binder puts everything at your fingertips for easy access to available supports (including preparation tools) for youth/young adults with diabetes transitioning from pediatric to adult care.  

NEW: Adolescent Transition Social Media Posters available (July 2019)

Clinic/Waiting Area/office Social Media Posters (8.5” x 11”) are available for your use.
These can be posted in your waiting area to help encourage youth/young adults to talk to you about transition and to access available Diabetes Transition to adult care resources.
To check out other resources for this target population, go to Guidelines & Resources: Youth Transition.

UPDATED: Pregnancy and Diabetes Flow Sheet available (July 2019)

The Pregnancy and Diabetes Flow Sheet was revised earlier this spring and is now available through the EFR (e-forms repository site) for the NSHA.  To access, it can be found at DCPNS: Diabetes Pregnancy Flow Sheet, EFR: NS_DIPRFL under the Meditech Chart Category: FLOW - FLOWSHEETS
For access to the hard-copy print version and other forms, go to Guidelines and Resources: Documentation forms, Diabetes and Pregnancy

UPDATED: “I Have Diabetes and I Can Have a Health Baby” Brochure available (July 2019)

I Have Diabetes and I Can Have a Healthy Baby brochure was updated ever so slightly earlier this spring (to reflect the Diabetes Canada 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), this brochure reinforces the need for preconception care and planned pregnancy in women with types 1 and 2 diabetes. 
For access to other resources materials for this population, go to Guidelines & Resources:  Pregnancy 

UPDATED: LTC Guidelines available (August 2019)

The Diabetes Guidelines for Frail Elderly Residents in or Awaiting Long-Term Care (LTC) Pocket Reference tool has been updated in reference the Diabetes Canada 2018 CPGs for the treatment and management of hypoglycemia, these guidelines are being reintroduced in some settings following the successful work in the Western Zone. To access this and other resources materials for this population, go to Guidelines & Resources: Diabetes and Long-Term Care 


Video Series – “Toddler Tips” for Diabetes Care Providers: Managing Type 1 Diabetes in Children 5-years and Under (July 2019)

As part of the DCPNS Diabetes Specialty Services and Referral Pathways Committee, the Pediatric Diabetes Working Group has identified a need to support and enhance the capacity of Nova Scotia pediatric diabetes teams (diabetes educators and pediatricians) to care for young children with T1DM.  Enhanced capacity of local teams will facilitate care closer to home for young patients and their families.
One measure to address this need is the availability of 2 "Toddler Tips" video modules. These include Module 1: Approach to Therapy (14:02) and Module 2: Practical Strategies (8:52).  Also available is a Video Overview Guide (PDF)