Diabetes Webinars with Barb Bancroft to educate LPNs on assessment, drugs


Diabetes and pre-diabetes has reached epic proportions in the Canada. Who’s at risk? And are you up-to-date in your understanding of assessment and current drug management?

Learn the latest about diabetes through our two upcoming webinars this fall with the one and only Barb Bancroft. Sign up today! There is no fee to attend.

Many people can conduct health seminars, or write books on health, but very few can make them both thoroughly informative and entertaining. Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP makes complex health topics easily understandable, appealing and hilarious. Barb is a widely acclaimed national speaker, noted for her humorous, entertaining and information packed seminars. She is author of four books. Her latest is “Kiss My Asparagus, An Essential Guide to Nutrition’s Role in Health and Disease”.

WATCH – How to join and participate in webinars (VIDEO) (4:47 min)

A webinar is a seminar or other presentation that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the live presenter, ask questions, and sometimes answer polls. Register to receive the website link to the presentation and email reminders. To track their continuing education learning, attendees will receive a “Confirmation of Attendance” and related handouts by email.

These events hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta are part of our Strategic Plan to empower Licensed Practical Nurses for the future.

WEBINAR: Diabetes and Health Assessment

Tuesday, October 18, 2016,
10:00 – 11:30am (MT)


Why wait until an individual is admitted to the coronary care or stroke unit to be diagnosed with diabetes? Join Barb for a 90-minute webinar on the diagnosis and assessment of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. You will learn the myriad of risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes as well as the “few” risk factors for Type 1. Diabetes is a systemic disease; therefore the assessment of the patient includes all systems – cardiovascular, neurologic, GI/GU, skin and more.

WEBINAR: Diabetes and Drugs – The Pharmacologic Management of the Patient with Diabetes

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
3:00 – 4:30pm (MT)


Did you know that there are now 10 classes of oral drugs for diabetes and 3 classes of injectable drugs? Diabetes is generally treated with multiple drugs to lower blood glucose. Discover:

  • the pros and cons of oral drugs vs. injectable drugs
  • when should a patient be placed on insulin vs. just oral drugs
  • what type of insulin should be used based on their hemoglobin A1C
  • what is basal-bolus insulin
  • why is metformin such an important drug in the treatment of diabetes
  • what are the other classes of oral drugs and when should they be used

Join Barb for this 90-minute webinar to learn these answers and a whole lot more.

27 Responses to “Diabetes Webinars with Barb Bancroft to educate LPNs on assessment, drugs”

  1. This would be my first time to join the educational webinar of CLPNA. I think it would be a good experience. I like it more than traditional educational courses because it would be convenient for most of the members.

  2. I am really interested in the two webnar sessions although for the first one I’m on holidays & the second one I’m starting night shift. Will it be held another time?

  3. very interested in both webinars but during work hours. ?any consideration to have after 6 pm. that would be great.

    • We’re sorry to hear you aren’t able to attend. Webinars are live, interactive, online seminars, so at this point these are the only dates/times scheduled.

  4. Would these be available by taping, video or other means? Away at both these times but would like to be apart of them

  5. Very vital for our learning, however I work at those hours and I am wondering if I can watch it later in the evening please.

  6. I have the same issue with the other members, I am working on both days but I am very interested to both webinars to enhance my knowledge about diabetes health and management. I will register but may I ask a favour if the college could provide us a video copy of the said webinar? It would be very appreciated.

  7. I’m working on both date/timings…is there a possibility to obtain a recorded webinar to catch up on. Thank you.

  8. I would love to attend these webinars but like many of my colleagues work dictates otherwise.Would it not be possible to have these very informative webinars archived so a great majority of us could watch them during our off hours?

  9. Would appreciate if these webinars could be made available outside of work hours as well – they both are very important.