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Diana Sherifali - Diabetes Canada. Hamilton, ON, CA

Diana Sherifali Diana Sherifali

Associate Editor | Diabetes Canada

Hamilton, ON, CANADA

Dr. Diana Sherifali's research interests include the implementation of diabetes self-management.





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Dr. Sherifali joined the School of Nursing at McMaster University as sessional faculty in 2008. Following a three year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Diana accepted a tenure track position with the School of Nursing. She holds an Early Career Research Award, Hamilton Health Sciences, and is also a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Diabetes Care and Research Program/Boris Clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences. Diana has co-authored two chapters for the 2013 Diabetes Canada's Clinical Practice Guidelines and is co-principle investigator for the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Centre.

Industry Expertise (6)

Training and Development


Health and Wellness


Program Development

Public Policy

Areas of Expertise (7)

Diabetes Health Coaching


Diabetes Self Management

Clinical Research

Diabetes Prevention

Digital Health


Accomplishments (1)

Early Career Research Award (professional)


Awarded by Hamilton Health Sciences.

Affiliations (2)

  • Hamilton Health Sciences : Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Care and Research Program/Boris Clinic
  • McMaster University : Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Media Appearances (1)

Innovative New Health Service Helps Canadians Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Canada News Wire  online


Dr. Diana Sherifali, an assistant professor of nursing at McMaster University and Certified Diabetes Educator, believes that services such as Live Well Coaching have the potential to lessen the impact of the growing diabetes epidemic. "The increasing prevalence of diabetes is a huge threat to our healthcare resources and models of care. Innovative programs that combine health professionals and technology to offer remote coaching support could result in improvements in self-management, health outcomes, and health system sustainability," said Dr. Sherifali.

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Articles (5)

Diabetes self‐management programmes in older adults: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Diabetic Medicine


The evidence for self-management programmes in older adults varies in methodological approaches, and disease criteria. Using predetermined methodological criteria, we evaluated the effect of diabetes-specific self-management programme ...

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Pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes

Canadian Journal of Diabetes


As people with type 2 diabetes form a heterogeneous group, treatment regimens and therapeutic targets should be individualized. As type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance and ongoing decline in beta cell function, glucose levels likely will worsen over ...

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The Effect of Oral Antidiabetic Agents on A1C Levels A systematic review and meta-analysis

Diabetes Care


Previous reviews of the effect of oral antidiabetic (OAD) agents on A1C levels summarized studies with varying designs and methodological approaches. Using predetermined methodological criteria, we evaluated the effect of OAD agents on A1C ...

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Parenting Children With Diabetes Exploring Parenting Styles on Children Living With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

The Diabetes Educator


The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which parenting styles is associated with diabetes control in children (aged 5–12 years) with type 1 diabetes, and on child and parent quality of life. Methods Data were collected from a total of 216 parent and ...

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Physiological outcomes of an internet disease management program vs. in-person counselling: a randomized, controlled trial

Canadian Journal of Diabetes


To compare physiological outcomes and satisfaction for follow-up care between an interactive diabetes internet program and Diabetes Education Centres. METHOD A: randomized, controlled trial with outcomes of glycosylated hemoglobin (A1C), fasting ...

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