Diabetes Care during the COVID-19 era in the IDF North American and Caribbean (NAC) region

Diabetes Care during the COVID-19 era in the IDF North American and Caribbean (NAC) region
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Card showing the photos of the speakers to the webinar Diabetes Care during the COVID-19 era in the IDF North American and Caribbean (NAC) region

The webinar Diabetes Care during the COVID-19 era in the IDF North American and Caribbean (NAC) region, will provide an opportunity to learn about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on diabetes care in North America and the Caribbean. It has been organized International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO). 

Health professionals, institutional representatives and people with diabetes will present their different perspectives and discuss how to improve diabetes care in pandemic situations.

Panelists

  • Dr Timotheus Dorh,  Chair, IDF North America and Caribbean region
  • Dr Anselm Hennis, Director, PAHO/WHO Department on NCDs and Mental Health
  • Dr Takira Glasgow, physician and diabetologist (Saint Lucia)
  • Ms Lurline Less, Chair, Diabetes Association of Jamaica
  • Ms Betsy Rodríguez, nurse and diabetes educator (USA)
  • Ms Diana Estephanía Novelo Alzina, IDF Young Leader living with type 1 diabetes (Mexico)
  • Mr Michael Donohoe, IDF Blue Circle Voice living with type 2 diabetes (USA)

If you have any questions for the speakers, please send them to advocacy@idf.org

How to participate

Agenda

Setting the scene

  • 10:00 -10:05 - Dr Timotheus Dorh, IDF NAC Chair 2020-2021 Webinar introduction

  • 10:05 - 10:10 - Dr Anselm Hennis, Director of the PAHO NCD and Mental Health Department Opening statement

  • 10:10 -10:12 - Dr Timotheus Dorh, IDF NAC Chair 2020-2021 Introduction of the panelists

Discussion panel

  • 10:12-10:17 - Dr Glasgow, Physician/diabetologist (Saint Lucia)

    • Challenges faced while trying to provide diabetes care since the COVID-19 pandemic started
    • Copying mechanisms
    • Opportunities provided by the COVID-19 pandemic to improve care moving forward
  • 10:17-10:22 - Ms Betsy Rodríguez, Nurse and Diabetes Educator (US)

    • Supporting deployed staff to reach underserved communities during the pandemic
    • Developing audience-specific resources on COVID-19
    • Developing web content for community health workers
  • 10:22-10:27 - Ms Lurline Less, Diabetes Association of Jamaica

    • Main needs of membership during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • The role of the diabetes associations in addressing the issues arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 10:27-10:32 - Ms Diana Novelo Alzina, IDF Young Leader in Diabetes living with type 1 diabetes (Mexico)

    • Social, financial and health impact of COVID-19
    • COVID-19 impact on healthy lifestyles and diabetes prevention and management
    • Advice for people living with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 10:32-10:37 - Mr Michael Donohoe, IDF Blue Circle Voice member living with type 2 diabetes (US)

    • Social, financial and health impact of COVID-19
    • Advice for people living with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 10:37-10:57 - Questions and answers

  • 10:57-11:00 Dr Timotheus Dorh, IDF NAC Chair 2020-2021 Closing remarks and thanks

 

Download the agenda and speaker bios (pdf)

Time correspondence

  • 07:00 am.– Los Angeles
  • 08:00 am – Belmopan, Guatemala City , Mexico City,  Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 09:00 am– Kingston, Panamá City
  • 10:00 am –  Bridgetown,  Castries, Georgetown,  Nassau, Port of Spain, San Juan, Washington DC
  • 11:00 am. – Brasilia, Paramaribo
  • 04:00 pm - Madrid, Geneva

For other cities, check the time in the folloing link