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

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.

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