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About Lori Berard

Lori Berard is a Diabetes Educator with an expertise in diabetes education, management and clinical research. She is currently an international consultant in diabetes management and clinical research operations. She was the Nurse Manager at the WRHA Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg Diabetes Research Group and a Faculty Member at the University of Manitoba Department of Medicine Section of Endocrinology until July 2017. As a certified diabetes educator, she has over 30 years’ experience in the area of diabetes and continues working in the community as a Diabetes Nurse Clinician/Educator at the Wellness Institute Seven Oaks General Hospital. She continues to be actively involved in many research and educational initiatives with numerous presentations and publications. Lori has been a professional member and major volunteer of Diabetes Canada for more than 25 years and has extensive experience with the Clinical Practice Guidelines. She has received many honours and awards related to her work in diabetes.

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Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose in the blood. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that can happen for two reasons: 1) your body can’t produce insulin; or 2) your body can’t use the insulin that it produces.