Farah Ahmad

Mrs. Farah Ahmad is a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator who works for the Primary Care Network in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Farah is their only insulin pump trainer and the only nurse that has her certified diabetes educator certification. In 2010, she completed her Masters of Nursing while working fulltime and raising a family. Currently she is pursuing an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate.

Farah has also been an integral part of the Primary Care Network programme in developing a paediatric diabetes programme for the community of Fort McMurray. Prior to this, children diagnosed with diabetes had to travel 500 km to the nearest community that offered such care.

In August, 2012, Farah organised a first ever paediatric diabetes camp for children with diabetes in Fort McMurray. She is recognized in her community as a dedicated diabetes educator that has made a significant difference towards improving the quality of life of individuals living with diabetes. Her areas of interest include diabetes and pregnancy, paediatric diabetes and diabetes prevention, and she currently works with an obstetrician/gynaecologist to manage his gestational diabetes patients that are on insulin. Currently she is working on implementing preventative measures for those diagnosed with gestational diabetes by offering quarterly group visits.

All this definitely makes Farah a WDD hero!