Ms Anne Belton from Canada is a diabetes nurse educator and education consultant. She is a Vice-President of the International Diabetes Federation for 2013-15. She was an IDF Vice-President for 2009-12 and has been a member of the Federation's Consultative Section on Education since 2000.
Ms Belton managed the Diabetes Education Centres (DEC) at the William Osler Health Centre for many years, one of which was the first DEC in Canada to be recognized as meeting the Canadian Standards for Diabetes Education. She has been recognized for her dedication and commitment to people with diabetes, winning several awards including the Canadian Diabetes Educator of the Year in 1992 and the Charles H. Best Award in 1999. She is currently at the Michener Institute in Toronto coordinating and teaching education programs for Health Professionals, both in Canada and internationally.
As a member of the International Diabetes Federation Consultative Section on Diabetes Education, she has chaired the 2003 revision of the International Standards for Diabetes Education, the development (2002) and revision (2008) of the International Curriculum for Health Professional Education in Diabetes and the Diabetes Education Modules (2006) and revision (2011) to accompany the Curriculum.
She has co-authored two books, The How to of Patient Education, now in its 2nd edition (2010), written to help Health Professionals develop their teaching skills, and Diabetes in Adults (2009), a publication for people with diabetes and their families.