Our Care and Education Members

Pais, Vanita
RD, CDE
Profession

Clinical Dietitian

Contact Information
Hospital For Sick Children

vanita.pais@sickkids.ca
Diabetes Related Activities:

Project Investigator with Sick Kids Research Institute:

Palma, Cecilia
RN, CDE
Profession

Registered Nurse

Contact Information
Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
12NU 1251
200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Phone: 416-340-4800 x5151
cecilia.palma@uhn.ca
Diabetes Related Activities:

I am a nurse and certified diabetes educator in the Sun Life Financial Banting and Best Diabetes Clinic at the Toronto General Hospital.  I provide education in diabetes self-management to patients and families.  I am a member of the Endocrine Quality Committee which supports quality initiatives across UHN.

Paterson, Julie
RN, MN, CDE
Profession

Registered Nurse

Contact Information
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Room H 163
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
Phone: 416-480-6100
Fax: 416-480-4283
julie.paterson@sunnybrook.ca
Diabetes Related Activities:

As the inpatient Diabetes Nurse Educator, I see a variety of patients who require meter and insulin education in order to plan for a safe discharge. I also follow admitted insulin pump patients who wish to remain on their pump if it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so. I am involved in our Rapid Assessment of Diabetes and Referral (RADAR) clinic twice weekly. Patients with poor glycemic control are seen urgently in order to prevent emergency room or inpatient admissions.

As a member of our Diabetes Inpatient Committee, I have played an active role in the development of our Insulin pump policy, the hospital wide conversion to insulin pens, and been involved in many QI initiatives.

Perlman, Kusiel
MD
Profession

Endocrinologist

Contact Information
The Hospital For Sick Children

kusiel.perlman@sickkids.ca
Price, Jennifer
RN, PhD
Profession

Advance Practice Nurse Cardiology, Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative; Clinical Researcher

Contact Information
Women's College Hospital
Room 4332
76 Grenville St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
Phone: 416-323-6400
Fax: 416-323-6043
jennifer.price@wchospital.ca
Diabetes Related Activities:

Presently I am involved in Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe’s research looking at unique home-based interventions designed to assist women with a diagnosis of gestational diabetes develop healthy exercise and eating behaviours post partum.  I also have a feasibility trial to look at an exercise program run in a mosque for South Asian muslim women at high risk of developing diabetes.

Previous research has looked at the experience of cardiac rehabilitation participants who are also living with and managing diabetes.

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