e-Learning:Introduction to Diabetes 101

Presented by Momiji / JSS / Yee Hong Centre

Wed. Feb 9, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

1-hour online session (Zoom)  to learn about Diabetes, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), joined by Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care.

 *Held in English

What is this session about?

Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Canada affecting millions of Canadians.  In fact, diabetes rates in Canada have been significantly increasing with 29% of the population in 2020 living with diabetes or prediabetes. This number is expected to increase and by 2030 approximately 4.8 million Canadians will be affected by diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic complex disease that we are continuing to learn more and more about each day.  Poorly managed diabetes can lead to many complications including eye and kidney disease and increased rates of limb amputations.  Understanding and knowing your risk for the development of diabetes can help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and with good management, many diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed.

This seminar will cover :

  • What is diabetes and what are the different types of diabetes
  • What are the risk factors for developing diabetes
    • Can diabetes be prevented?
    • What is diabetes remission in type 2 diabetes?
  • What are the long term complications of poorly managed diabetes
  • Prevention of long term complications
  • Diabetes Management
    • Monitoring Blood Sugars
    • Diabetes medications
    • Insulin
    • Diet and Physical activity

※It is held in English

About our Guest Speaker

Presenter: Odilia Almeida BScN, RN, CDE

Odilia has been a practicing Registered Nurse for the past 24 years with a specialty in diabetes education for the past 17 years.  Odilia is part of the West Toronto Diabetes Education Program where she provides education to those in the community living with type 2 diabetes.  Some of her skills include providing education and management on diabetes medications, including insulin, monitoring blood sugars and empowering clients to learn more about diabetes.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Feb 7). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.



1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type the correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada). We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name.

※Contact JSS if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Chie):416-261-6683 x.249 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca


Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connect Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the practice prior to the seminar date.

There will be a 10-min Zoom brief description right before the session, to learn about the tools you can use during our seminar. The functions you will learn here are: Mute / Unmute, “Raise Hand,”  speaker). If you would like to attend it, please indicate so in your registration form. *If no one requests, there will be no mini-lecture provided on that day.


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