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About Dr. Maureen Clement

Dr. Maureen Clement, MD, CCFP is a family physician with a consulting practice in diabetes, in the Interior of British Columbia. She has been actively involved with Diabetes Canada as a past Chair of the Clinical and Scientific section as well as a past chair of the National Advocacy Committee. She has been on the expert committee and steering committee for the 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, involved in the following sections: Organization of Care, In-Hospital Management and Pharmacologic Management of Type 2. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for her work in advocacy and people living with diabetes.

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