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Evidence to Improve Care

Diabetes (Type 1)

Care for People of All Ages

This quality standard addresses care for children and adults with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. It applies to all settings, including inpatient hospital care, correctional facilities, primary care, community care, specialist care, home care, hospital outpatient clinics, and long term care. It does not address care for pregnant people with type 1 diabetes.

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The two guides below are in draft form. Please check back here in a few months for the finalized guides and for a variety of other resources related to this standard.

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Quality Standard

Know what quality care looks like, based on evidence and expert consensus


The clinical guide cover

Patient Conversation Guide

If you have type 1 diabetes, know what to ask for in your care


Patient reference guide cover

Health Quality Ontario thanks the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard:

Ian Zenlea (chair)
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Trillium Health Partners

Nancy Bradley
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator, Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Leigh Drong
Social Worker, Diabetes Team, McMaster Children's Hospital

Jess Forster
Social Worker, Paediatric Diabetes Clinic, Markham Stouffville Hospital

Jamie Galloway
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Paediatric Diabetes Clinic and Diabetes Management Centre, Trillium Health Partners

Kristen Garland
Lived Experience Advisor

Ellen Goldbloom
Pediatric Endocrinologist, The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Ilana Halperin
Adult Endocrinologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Susie Jin
Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator, Pharmacy 101

Melanie Laird
Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Health Thunder Bay program, St. Joseph's Care Group

Jennifer Merla
Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Team, McMaster Children’s Hospital

Jo-Anne Robertson
Lived Experience Advisor

Rayzel Shulman
Pediatric Endocrinologist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Erin Thompson
Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, Pediatric Diabetes Clinic, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Alanna Weisman
Adult Endocrinologist, Mount Sinai Hospital

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