Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Donates Guidebook to Pharmacy Students

On January 5th, Assistant Professor Lori MacCallum, Program Director of Knowledge Translation and Optimizing Care Models at the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto, was a guest lecturer in Dr. Henry Halapy’s PHM385 Diabetes Care elective course. 

During this visit, Dr. MacCallum spoke to students about the importance of the role of pharmacists in improving outcomes for people with diabetes. As Editor-in-Chief of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Guidebook for Pharmacists on Diabetes Management, she was delighted to provide free copies of the Guidebook to all 120 students in the course on behalf of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre. During this class, she also encouraged students to join the Diabetes Pharmacists Network to connect with other pharmacists interested in diabetes and receive notices about other Banting & Best Diabetes Centre initiatives, including an interactive learning program, which is free to all members of the network.

“Today’s students are the future of our profession and it is critical that they realize early on the impact they can have in people’s lives,” noted Dr. MacCallum. “We want to empower them in working with people with diabetes to help them reach their treatment goals. The Guidebook is one initiative designed by the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre to help pharmacists make a difference in their patients’ lives, and it makes me very happy to be able to share it with students at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy.”

The Banting & Best Diabetes Centre Guidebook for Pharmacists on Diabetes Management is an invaluable tool for all pharmacists in Canada caring for patients with diabetes, and is available for sale in both English and French in print and ebook formats at the University of Toronto bookstore or online at

Thank you, Dr. MacCallum and the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre for sharing this important resource with our students.