Resources

Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue 2020 – Creating Connections for Change

Date: November 19, 2020
Filed under: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes Webinars, Type 2 Diabetes Network, Webinar


The BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, in partnership with the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability, are leading the formation of a network focused on sharing, developing and applying innovative practices to improve outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes across BC. Learn more about the Type 2 Diabetes Network.

On November 18 and 19, 2020, the Type 2 Diabetes Network hosted the Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue – Creating Connections for Change. See below for resources and video recordings from the event including inspiring presentations and Q&A sessions.


Event Summary

Read and view highlights from our 2020 Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue event held over two half-days on November 18 and 19. This Event Summary captures the ideas and responses shared in ThoughtExchange, along with visual representations and emerging themes from the event.

Emerging themes:

  • Prevention
  • Interdisciplinary teams and programs
  • Person- and family- centred care
  • Cultural safety, humility and effectiveness
  • Equity and access
  • Collaboration and a province-wide approach
  • Systemic changes
  • Lifestyle and nutrition
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Video Recordings

Day 1: Creating Connections: The Landscape of Diabetes in 2020

Below you will find the recordings from the first day of the Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue event on November 18, 2020. Click on the text to see the video, a short description and any resources specific to that part of the event.

Colleen Kennedy leads participants in acknowledging the unceded territories that each of us and our speakers are gathered on. We acknowledge and honour Syexwaliya, a Squamish Elder and knowledge keeper for the Council, for sharing Syexwaliya’s Song with us.

Marc Pelletier, CEO of the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability, sets the context for the formation of the Type 2 Diabetes Network.

Adam King, CEO of Bethink Solutions, delivers the keynote presentation at the first half-day of the virtual Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue on November 18, 2020.

Drona Rasali from the BC Centre for Disease Control shares about the big picture of population health and diabetes prevention.

View Drona Rasali’s Presentation Slides

Meghan Day presents on the role of policy in shaping the future of diabetes.

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Drona Rasali and Meghan Day answer questions from their presentations.

Jessica Guss and Rebecca Sovdi share lived experience and evidence to provide the context and understanding required to effectively support Indigenous peoples on a culturally safe and self-determined journey.

View Jessica Guss and Rebecca Sovdi’s Presentation Slides

Arun Garg presents about diversity in diabetes from a South Asian lens.

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Colleen Kennedy facilitates questions for presenters from the two Diversity in Diabetes sessions.

Day 1 of the Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue comes to a close as Colleen Kennedy leaves participants with thoughts, actions and gratitude from the first day.


Day 2: Creating Change: Transforming Diabetes Care

Below you will find the recordings from the second day of the Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue event on November 19, 2020. Click on the text to see the video, a short description and any resources specific to that part of the event.

Colleen Kennedy leads participants in acknowledging the unceded territories that each of us and our speakers are gathered on. We acknowledge and honour Syexwaliya, a Squamish Elder and knowledge keeper for the Council, for sharing Syexwaliya’s Song with us.

Brendan Byrne, Medical Director and Co-Founder of the Wellness Garage, presents on a lifestyle medicine approach to primary care.

View Brendan Byrne’s Presentation Slides

Mary Jung, Director of the Diabetes Prevention Research Group and Small Steps for Big Changes, presents on how to effectively encourage others to manage and sustain behaviour change.

View Mary Jung’s Presentation Slides

Patrick McGowan, with Self-Management BC, shares about effectively managing and sustaining change through community self-management.

View Patrick McGowan’s Presentation Slides

Colleen Kennedy facilitates Q&A for presenters Mary Jung, Sean McKelvey & Patrick McGowan.

Colleen Kennedy and Marc Pelletier close the event by thanking participants and presenters, and by committing to collaboration and action in the areas identified through the dialogue sessions.


Resources

Event Resources

Agenda
Presenter Bios

Relevant Resources

Garden to Table Trust
Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition
Small Steps for Big Changes
Self-Management BC
Weight Isn’t The Problem With COVID-19. How We Talk About It Is.
BC Community Health Service Area Health Profiles