Ian Ray Blumer, MD, FRCPC

Medical Advisor
Charles H Best Diabetes Centre

Biographical Sketch:
Ian Blumer is a diabetes specialist in the Greater Toronto Area. He is a medical advisor and a director of the Charles H Best Diabetes Centre and has a teaching appointment with the University of Toronto. Dr. Blumer is a member of the executive of the Canadian Diabetes Association. He has been awarded the Canadian Diabetes Associationís Special Dedication Award and has been a nominee for the American Diabetes Associationís Educator of the Year award. Dr. Blumer is a faculty member of Taking Control of Your Diabetes and is Chair of the Endocrine Society Diabetes and Pregnancy Clinical Practice Guidelines committee. Dr. Blumer has authored or co-authored books on doctor-patient relationships (What Your Doctor Really Thinks), diabetes (Diabetes for Canadians for Dummies, Diabetes Cookbook for Canadians for Dummies), prescription drugs (Understanding Prescription Drugs for Canadians for Dummies), celiac disease (Celiac Disease for Dummies), and, most recently, under the pen name of Sidney Gale, published the young adult novel, Unto The Breach. Dr. Blumer's web site is www.ourdiabetes.com.
Papers:
CP3 Diabetes and Pregnancy: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline