Two New Educational Videos on Hypoglycemia Available on QUEST Website
December 12, 2018
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is a serious complication that affects people living with diabetes, particularly those who take insulin and/or medications called secretagogues. Hypoglycemia is alarming and when severe can lead to confusion, seizures and coma. Therefore, it is vitally important that people with diabetes learn about the risk factors for developing hypoglycemia, how to recognize the symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to promptly treat it when it does occur.
The BBDC’s Quality, Education and Safety committee (QUEST) is pleased to announce the creation of two authoritative and unbiased educational videos on Preventing and Managing Hypoglycemia and Hypoglycemia and Safe Driving that will be of value to all members of the healthcare team who routinely teach their patients about this challenging obstacle to managing their blood sugars.
To view these and other educational videos, visit the QUEST website.
The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre would like to thank Ms. Salwa Hasan, MD Candidate 2020, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine for her contribution to the videos.
About the QUEST Committee and Website
The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre’s Quality Education and Safety (QUEST) committee fosters and develops continuing health education and quality improvement (QI) initiatives for all members of the diabetes teams – physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals with the aim of improving the lives of people living with diabetes. It is spearheaded by leading diabetes experts in quality, safety and continuing education, and oversees a number of interrelated diabetes education and QI events and initiatives across the greater Toronto area and beyond.
Diabetesquest.ca is an educational website created by the QUEST committee where diabetes health care providers can obtain the best diabetes clinical practice resources and learn about local diabetes initiatives. For clinicians and those living with diabetes including patients and their caregivers, QUEST offers valuable tools and information about diabetes as well as opportunities to get involved with diabetes care and research in your community.