Module #0 OVERVIEW & HOW TO USE THIS DVD

GRAPHIC: MANAGING your diabetes: how to use this DVD

SUPER: Dr. Ian Blumer, Diabetes Specialist

IAN BLUMER (00:22): I think if someone's uncomfortable, the notion of having diabetes because they feel embarrassed, they feel like they brought it on. I make sure people are aware of some basic facts. Number one, in Ontario about 10% of people have diabetes. There's thousands of people with the same condition you do. You may think you're alone and you may be embarrassed to tell people but it could be the person you don't want to tell, also has diabetes.

NARRATOR (00:22): You are not alone. You are one of the over 800,000 people across Ontario who are living with diabetes. This DVD has been created specifically for you and the thousands of newly diagnosed diabetes patients here in Ontario. The DVD and the companion FACT sheets are filled with easy to use information on how to manage your diabetes.

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NARRATOR (00:09): First the facts: diabetes is a serious condition and if left unmanaged diabetes puts you at risk for serious health complications.

IAN BLUMER (00:31): Most people with diabetes will die of a heart attack, or a stroke. People can go blind from diabetes. It can damage the kidneys and that's why people with diabetes are more prone to kidney failure and can end up on dialysis. Many people with diabetes get numbness in their feet or lose awareness of pain perception, and can get ulcers, even gangrene or amputations. All of it, is largely preventable with appropriate intervention. We can control it. You don't have to get sick like what you've seen, other people, their experiences, we can keep you healthy.

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NARRATOR (00:06): And that's what this DVD will help you do: keep your diabetes in check and manage your disease.

NARRATOR (00:03): There are 15 videos we have created to help you.

NARRATOR (00:13): Everything from understanding the role nutrition plays- from portion control to getting the right foods on your plate …to understanding that loosing even a small amount of weight can significantly reduce your risk of complications.

NARRATOR (00:08): You'll learn about your blood glucose, medications and why it's important to get your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.

NARRATOR (00:15): And throughout the series you'll meet people just like you, who are managing their diabetes successfully. Everyone from Rita, who was overwhelmed by the stress of diagnosis, to Karen, who has lost an incredible one hundred pounds.

NARRATOR (00:12): And many others, who all have adjusted their lifestyle in order to take control of their diabetes. It's not easy at first but with the help of your friends, family and your health care team you can get there.

SUPER: Jacqueline Geremia, Diabetes Educator

JACQUELINE GEREMIA (00:13): We help and guide people on their journey. We don't make light of how hard it might be for some people to get their blood sugars in control and blood pressure and their cholesterol.

IAN BLUMER (00:12): People think their life is gonna fall apart if they have diabetes, but it's not true. It's a fallacy and I wanna make sure people have the tools, the knowledge, the power, to take charge of their diabetes so they don't become ill.

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NARRATOR (00:18): This is just one set of tools available to you. We suggest you watch this DVD a few segments at a time and if you can watch it with a family member or a friend for support.

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NARRATOR: Read the companion FACT sheets to get more detailed information and check out the resources at the end of each video.

GRAPHICS: YOU CAN ALSO GET ALL YOUR FOOD AND NUTRITION QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY A REGISTERED DIETITIAN

GRAPHICS: YOU CAN ALSO CALL SMOKERS' HELPLINE AT 1-877-513-5333

SUPER: John Parker, 34 Diagnosed in 2004

JOHN PARKER (00:09): Yeah. So you know, hey average Joe can do it, you know and myself, take myself, you know what I mean, I've done it. And you know what, it just feels like it benefits me and I feel good.

NARRATOR (14s): For more information check your fact sheet - Staying Healthy. You can also get additional information by visiting your local diabetes education centre.

GRAPHICS (End slide): FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK YOUR FACT SHEET
STAYING HEALTHY (00:07)

GRAPHICS (End slide): YOU CAN ALSO GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM YOUR LOCAL DIABETES EDUCATION CENTRE (00:06)

END CREDITS (Slide): SPECIAL THANKS
Susan Chiu
Karen Kiss
John Parker
Paul Robichaud

END CREDITS (Slide): SPECIAL THANKS
Jacqueline Geremia, Diabetes Educator
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Canadian Diabetes Association

END CREDITS (Slide): SENIOR MEDICAL CONSULTANT
Dr. Ian Blumer
Chair, Dissemination and Implementation Committee
CDA 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines
www.ourdiabetes.com

END CREDITS (Slide): PRODUCED BY
The Government of Ontario

END CREDITS (Slide): Queen's Printer for Ontario 2009

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