Diabetes Education Staff

Expert education and support is essential to help prevent and manage diabetes.  Our diabetes education team help our patients learn as much as possible about living with diabetes.  At MAHC, these health care professionals include Registered Nurses and Dietitians and we are proud to celebrate their contributions to high-quality care during Diabetes Awareness Month in November. 

Introducing Jane O'BrienJane O'Brien has worked in many settings as a Registered Nurse from the private sector to the public sector, and was ready for a change when she joined MAHC's Diabetes Education Program team in June.
She brings with her experience in chronic disease education and enjoys being able to provide health coaching to patients. She is working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator.
In her role with the Diabetes Education Program, Jane educates clients on how to self-manage their Diabetes so they can lead long and healthy lives.
She finds it rewarding that in this type of nursing she is teaching knowledge that gives clients the power to keep themselves well.
Jane has two daughters both attending post-secondary education. She is a dog lover and has been warmly welcomed to her new Muskoka neighbourhood where she is enjoying the great outdoors.



Introducing Kim Crichton-Struthers

When the challenge of managing your diet is too great, MAHC's Diabetes Education team is on your side.
Registered Dietitians/Certified Diabetes Educators, like Kim Crichton-Struthers educate patients about the importance of good nutrition and exercise in managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
"Healthy meal planning and educating clients about how different foods affect their blood sugar levels is part of what I do," says Kim. "I also provide support in adjusting diet and medications for better blood sugar levels and good weight management."
She joined MAHC in 2009 after a one-year internship in the Ottawa Valley.
She is a highly-certified snowboard instructor and has two children.