Community paramedic Dan Daase (l) holds a blood glucometer as he chats with Rea Chartier, diabetes program coordinator for Clearwater and Barriere. Chartier gave a presentation on diabetes at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The glucometer is one of the pieces of equipment the local community paramedics carry in their vehicle. Photo by Mikael Kjellstrom

Learning the diabetes basics

New diabetes coordinator for Clearwater and Barriere gives presentation

Rea Chartier, the new diabetes coordinator for Clearwater and Barriere, gave a presentation on the disease in the meeting room at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Chartier, who is from McBride, a registered nurse (RN) and a certified diabetes educator, had a display up and answered questions during the event.

She also showed a humorous video about all aspects of diabetes management titled “Sweet Success with Mrs. Pudding.”

Bookings for the local diabetes program were taken during the event as well.

READ MORE: Seeking participants in diabetes education survey (Nov. 3, 2016)

READ MORE: Paramedics to do house calls (Oct. 17, 2017)

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Province, feds, Wet’suwet’en announce progress in MOU talks

Community engagement process launched to implement northern B.C. First Nation’s rights and title

Rhonda Kershaw new chair of SD73 school board

The SD73 trustee will serve as board chair until later this year

Times annual bursary awarded to Emma Collins

Clearwater Secondary’s newst recipient will use the funds to help her obtain her Bachelor of Arts

Annual Rotary tournament a go

After the event was postponed at the beginning of the summer due to COVID-19, the Clearwater Rotary Fun Golf Tournament is on for Aug. 22

TMX liquor license request gets approval from council

Community safety common denominator among voices heard.

‘Don’t kill my mom’: Ryan Reynolds calls on young British Columbians to be COVID-smart

‘Deadpool’ celebrity responds to premier’s call for social influence support

Captain Horvat’s OT marker lifts Canucks to 4-3 win over Blues

Vancouver takes 2-0 lead in best-of-7 NHL playoff series with St. Louis

Widow of slain Red Deer doctor thanks community for support ahead of vigil

Fellow doctors, members of the public will gather for a physically-distanced vigil in central Alberta

Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

‘Pellegrin’s actions were motivated by malice …a vindictive, pointless, dangerous and unlawful act’

Racist stickers at Keremeos pub leaves group uneasy and angry

The ‘OK’ hand gesture is a known hate-symbol

VIDEO: World responds to B.C. girl after pandemic cancels birthday party

Dozens of cards and numerous packages were delivered to six-year-old Charlie Manning

Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

National modelling projections released Friday show an expected peak in cases this fall

Most Read