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Lori Berard

Lori Berard, RN CDE, is currently an international consultant in diabetes and clinical research based in Canada. She was formerly the Nurse Manager at the WRHA Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg Diabetes Research Group, Diabetes Nurse Clinician/Educator at the Wellness Institute Seven Oaks General Hospital and a Faculty Member of the University of Manitoba Department of Medicine Section of Endocrinology. She has 30 years of experience in diabetes and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is actively involved in many research and educational initiatives with numerous presentations and publications.

Lori has been a professional member and major volunteer of Diabetes Canada for more than 25 years. She is the Past Chair of the Diabetes Educator Section; Member of the Steering and Executive Committees for the Clinical Practice Guidelines; Chapter Author, Member of the Executive Committee for the Dissemination and Implementation Committee;    Member of the National Research Council.

In 2009, she was honored with the Diabetes Educator of the Year Award from the CDA; in 2014 she was the Canadian Diabetes Association Charles H Best Award Recipient and in 2015 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Diabetes Educator Section of the CDA. In 2016, she received the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board Award of Excellence and Dedication as well as being recognized by the Worldwide Leaders in Health Care for demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of nursing. Notably, the University of Manitoba medical students nominated her for 2014/2015 Manitoba Medical Student Award for her dedication to teaching specifically in mentorship. She is the Diabetes Canada Manitoba Division Best Banting Honoree 2017 and the recipient of the Diabetes Canada Professional Section Public Service Award 2017.


Latest contributions from Lori Berard

04-14-2022 | Hyperglycemia | View from the clinic | Article

Managing hyperglycemia related to stress

Lori Berard highlights the contribution of stress to poor glycemic control and considers how healthcare providers can account for this in their practice.

11-13-2020 | World Diabetes Day 2020 | Podcast | Article

World Diabetes Day 2020: Why nurses make the difference

Sharon Tovey joins Editorial Board member Lori Berard to compare and contrast how nurses are making the difference to people with diabetes in the UK and North America, respectively (14:51).

10-07-2020 | EASD 2020 | Conference coverage | Article

EASD 2020: Editorial Board conference highlights

Listen to Sanjay Kalra, John Wilding and Lori Berard reflecting on their research highlights of this year’s virtual 56th EASD Annual Meeting (39:05).

06-24-2020 | ADA 2020 | Conference coverage | Article

ADA 2020 goes virtual! Editorial Board conference highlights

Listen to our Editorial Board reflecting on their ADA scientific highlights, and its novel virtual format (34:17).

12-17-2019 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

How can we optimize titration with new basal insulins?

Nurse and Diabetes Educator Lori Berard highlights the advantages of “concentrated” insulins and outlines her recommendations for getting titration right for patients.

09-24-2019 | Type 2 diabetes | Podcast | Article

How was it for you? The experts discuss EASD 2019

Our clinical advisors discuss their EASD 2019 highlights, including new treatment options for children and older adults with type 2 diabetes, the complexities surrounding hypoglycemia prevention, and the implications of the VERIFY trial.

02-23-2019 | Devices and technology | ATTD 2019 | Article

Technology conference highlights from a diabetes educator

Editorial board member Lori Berard gives her take-home messages from the 2019 ATTD conference (1:42).

02-15-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Diabetes device use in women admitted to the maternity ward

With the use of insulin pumps and related technologies expected to increase among pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, Pratik Choudhary and Lori Berard discuss management protocols for women admitted to maternity units (4:26).

02-14-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Hospital admissions for surgery or radiology in patients using diabetes devices

Pratik Choudhary and Lori Berard discuss considerations for treating diabetes device users admitted for surgical procedures and radiological investigations (11:41).

02-13-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices

Lori Berard and Pratik Choudhary address situations that can lead to emergency department admissions in patients using diabetes devices and discuss management strategies tailored to this patient population (9:36).

02-11-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps

Lori Berard and Pratik Choudhary address situations that can lead to hospital admissions in insulin pump users, and discuss what the treating clinician needs to know (8:42).

02-10-2019 | Inpatient diabetes | Video | Article

Continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin dosing apps in hospital

Diabetologist Pratik Choudhary and Nurse Consultant Lori Berard discuss inpatient use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices and insulin dosing apps (8:14).

10-06-2018 | Insulin | EASD 2018 | Article

EASD 2018 expert commentary: Predictors of delayed insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes patients

Lori Berard comments on the results of a study that identifies barriers to basal insulin initiation and factors associated with insulin interruption among patients with type 2 diabetes (2:14).

10-05-2018 | Hyperglycemia | EASD 2018 | Article

A Canadian nurse’s view of the ADA/EASD guidelines

Nurse consultant and diabetes educator Lori Berard discusses the consensus report on managing hyperglycemia in people with type 2 diabetes (2:42).

08-29-2018 | Blood glucose monitoring | Editorial | Article

The ambulatory glucose profile: What, why, and how?

Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how the ambulatory glucose profile is quietly revolutionizing the analysis of blood glucose and glycemic control for patients and practitioners.

08-01-2018 | Type 2 diabetes | View from the clinic | Article

Barriers to insulin: Management in type 2 diabetes patients

Editorial Board member Lori Berard discusses how to meet and overcome the challenges that follow the initial insulin prescription in patients with type 2 diabetes (11:53).

06-27-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | ADA 2018 | Article

Expert commentary: SGLT2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes

Lori Berard reflects on the latest evidence for SGLT2 inhibition as an adjunct to insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes (1:52).

06-06-2018 | Insulin | View from the clinic | Article

Barriers to insulin: Initiation in type 2 diabetes patients

Editorial Board member Lori Berard talks through the stages and challenges associated with preparing type 2 diabetes patients for insulin therapy (9:00).

08-22-2017 | Canagliflozin | Podcast | Article

Dissecting the CANVAS trial

In this podcast, CANVAS investigators Carol Wysham and Lori Berard discuss the implications of the program's findings for healthcare professionals treating patients with diabetes (11:17).

11-11-2016 | Type 1 diabetes | Editorial | Article

World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2016

A call to action from editorial board member Lori Berard.