About Dr. Blumer

I completed medical school at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in 1981 (oh my, so very long ago). I then did specialty training at at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. I've been in specialty practice in the Greater Toronto Area since 1985.

I have the privilege of being a medical advisor and board member of the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre. I have a teaching appointment with the University of Toronto, and I have the true pleasure of being a faculty member of Dr. Steve Edelman's Taking Control of Your Diabetes organization (www.tcoyd.org) and speaking at many of the TCOYD conferences. Dr. Edelman (bless him) feels as passionately as I do about the importance of empowering people living with diabetes so that they can take charge of their diabetes.

I have been fortunate enough to have been awarded the Canadian Diabetes Association Gerald S. Wong Award given "in recognition of outstanding service and contribution to people with diabetes" and to have been honoured with a CDA Special Dedication Award. I have also been a nominee for both the ADA Diabetes Educator of the Year Award and the ADA Outstanding Clinician Award.

I have written (or co-written) books on diabetes, cooking with diabetes, celiac disease, doctor-patient relationships, prescription drugs, and, most recently, I wrote a young adult novel (under the pen name of Sidney Gale).

These are some books I've written or co-written:

Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies
(Now in its 3rd edition)
Diabetes Cookbook For Canadians For Dummies
(Now in an Updated Edition)
(Co-written with Cynthia Payne RD CDE)
Celiac Disease For Dummies
(Co-written with Sheila Crowe MD FRCPC)
 Understanding Prescription Drugs
For Canadians For Dummies
(Co-written with Heather McDonald-Blumer MD FRCPC)
 Blood Glucose Testing & Insulin Therapy
For Canadians For Dummies
(Adapted from Diabetes for Canadians for Dummies)
Le Diabete Pour Les Nuls
(A French adaptation of Diabetes for Canadians for Dummies)
 What Your Doctor Really Thinks
(A Chinese adaptation of
What Your Doctor Really Thinks)
Unto The Breach
(A "Young Adult" novel I wrote
under my pen name: Sidney Gale)