Diabetes Nursing Interest Group: Welcome and upcoming events

Posted on Oct. 31, 2023, 12:17 p.m.

As we start a new membership year, the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG) executive members are extending a warm “Welcome” to new and returning members. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you more about the group you belong to/have recently joined.

DNIG is an interest group of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). Membership is open to all registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students with an interest in diabetes education and care. The membership fee for the group is $10 this year – you can add this fee to your existing membership by visiting the RNAO website (you may be prompted to log in with your RNAO membership credentials).

DNIG is composed of a diverse community of RNAO members whose personal lives and workplaces are touched by diabetes. This interest group:

  • provides a forum for the discussion of issues within the diabetes care nursing community
  • contributes a nursing voice on diabetes related practice, education, and research issues
  • advocates and lobbies at the provincial/federal level on diabetes care (professional nursing issues as well as quality of care concerns from consumer perspective)
  • supports continuing nursing education relevant to diabetes education and care
  • strives to establish a network for information sharing and collaboration within diabetes nursing and with other health care professionals

Members can expect to receive a newsletter three times a year to provide networking opportunities and share information.  Members can also visit the DNIG website for more information on webinars, conference funding/opportunities and latest diabetes news.


Upcoming events

Diabetes Nursing Interest Group - Virtual AGM 2023: Join us November 30 for a virtual evening event where you will meet your executive and be updated on DNIG activities and given time to voice your questions/concerns. Register for the Virtual AGM 

Spend an hour with Damilola Iduye on Nov. 9 learning more about her research and early findings with the experience of living with type 2 diabetes in African Canadians. Register for the Nov. 9 event.

November is Diabetes Month. Check out Diabetes Canada for more information and mark your calendars for World Diabetes Day on November 14.  Check out WHO and International Diabetes Federation for an international perspective.

As always, your executive is here for questions/suggestions/concerns. Again, as we enter a new membership year, we welcome all DNIG members.