Live videochat with Dr. Ian Blumer: Preparing to see your doctor

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Live videochat with Dr. Ian Blumer: Preparing to see your doctor

Time: June 22, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
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Event Type: videochat
Organized By: Emily Coles
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2012

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1-2pm Pacific

4-5pm Eastern


Join us for a presentation and discussion with 
endocrinologist and author Ian Blumer.  Dr. Blumer has a teaching appointment with the 
University of Toronto, is a faculty member of 
Taking Control of Your Diabetes, and has authored and co-authored numerous books about diabetes, including 
Diabetes for Canadians for Dummies,
 Blood Glucose Testing and Insulin Therapy for Canadians for Dummies and 
What Your Doctor Really Thinks

Dr. Blumer will begin with a presentation about how to prepare for a diabetes-related medical appointment in order to make the most of the time you have with your provider, followed by a question and answer period during which TuDiabetes members can get answers to their questions in real-time.

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Comment by Terrie on June 24, 2012 at 10:48pm

Hey Nel: :)

Thanks for the invite. I enjoyed Dr. Blumer's video chat(full blast) while preparing supper and packing. He seems like a Good and patient Endo who knows his stuff(although I wonder about that 130/80? BP for a Diabetic's blood pressure, if I heard that right). I'm glad that Emily asked her questions. Those answers were informative also.

Comment by nel on June 22, 2012 at 9:00pm

And missed 2 of our Canadian Tu members , who " might attend " was around supper prep time for the Easterners ???

Comment by nel on June 22, 2012 at 8:58pm

I am biased ...he still is one of my fav's !

Comment by Marie B on June 22, 2012 at 7:07am

here's something that helps you find the time

Comment by nel on June 21, 2012 at 5:41pm

" Like most countries in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Con't " Time is observed in WET: Western European Time, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour; 1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). "
If London is same as Amsterdam time then it is 10 pm ( maybe I should go to bed NOW , so I will be rested and recall my school days :) ...will someone verify please ??

Comment by nel on June 21, 2012 at 5:28pm

glucosegirl ...
I manually calculated Netherlands time at 10 pm from pacific time 1 pm ( used to live in Netherlands , now in BC , Canada ) and came out with same , less one hour : 9 pm greenwich time

Comment by glucosegirl on June 21, 2012 at 1:57pm

Does anyone know what time this is in the UK?

Comment by Terrie on June 21, 2012 at 10:50am

Okay! Thanks Nel. :)

Comment by nel on June 21, 2012 at 8:30am

Hi Terrie : yes 4-5 pm Ottawa time ...1-2 BC time .I asked Emily ..this is her response in short form :
Dr. Blumer will appear on the TuDiabetes homepage in the area that usually has the buttons that say "New to Diabetes", "Type 1", "Type 2" etc., and right below that will be an open chat room where any member who's signed in can write messages, ask questions etc. There's nothing special that you need to do, although sometimes members do have technical issues with the video part. If you have a problem just let me know in the chatbox below and I'll try to help you fix it.
It all sounds more confusing and complicated than it really is! Just log on and go to the home page and you'll see what's going on .
My concern was more the video part will fall into place for us newbies :)

Comment by Terrie on June 21, 2012 at 6:23am

Then you need to teach me Nel. :D

I take it since I am in the east, it is at suppertime here??

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