Brie Hnetka is the Regional Director for the Diabetes Canada) in Saskatchewan. She is passionate about making a difference for people living with diabetes in the province. With a background in teaching and 16 years of experience in program development for non-profits, she is accomplished at explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them engaging and understandable to any audience.
She joined Diabetes Canada in 2011 with a focus on developing diabetes outreach services throughout Saskatchewan and expanding the reach of community programs and events. She works to develop partnerships with likeminded organizations to create strong supports for people living with or at risk of diabetes in the province.
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Diabetes in Saskatchewan
The University of Regina: B.Ed., Elementary Education 2001
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Diabetes rates in Saskatchewan continue to climb
"Saskatchewan has the second highest Indigenous population, and Indigenous populations are at three to five times greater risk of developing diabetes than the general population," said Hnetka.
Support for Saskatchewan children with diabetes varies from school to school
Regina Leader Post print
“We need to have some consistency really within the different schools,” said Brie Hnetka, CDA regional director for Saskatchewan. “There could be two schools next door to each other and how they manage or support a child living with diabetes can be completely different.
Podiatry program cuts to save province money will strain personal budgets: patient
Regina Leader Post print
Regular access to foot care and podiatry is critical in preventing complications for people living with diabetes, said Brie Hnetka, regional director in Saskatchewan for Diabetes Canada. “Seventy-five per cent of people living with diabetes that have amputation — it’s caused by diabetes and so we really don’t want any foot problems to start,” she said.
CDA hosts Aboriginal diabetes gathering
Prince Albert Daily Herald online
“This event is bringing awareness, talks about healthy lifestyle and how people might be able to prevent or manage their diabetes as well,” said Brie Hnetka, manager of the Public Programs and Services for CDA. “We know in Saskatchewan here that the First Nations population is the largest population that has diabetes and has been affected by diabetes.”...
Summer camp a reality for children with diabetes
Global News online
“They learn how to test their blood sugars themselves, they learn how to adjust their insulin levels, depending on their activity levels and what they’re going to be eating that day, how much to eat. All that kind of thing, that probably their parents managed and this is the opportunity for them to learn on their own,” said Brie Hnetka, Canadian Diabetes Association...