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Awards

Outstanding Health Professional Award in 2011 by the Canadian Diabetes Association

Outstanding Health Professional Award in 2011 by the Canadian Diabetes Association

The Diabetes Educators Section awards and grants represent excellence and celebrate the outstanding contributions of members in the areas of volunteerism, manuscript development and chapter activities.

 


 

Tino Montopoli wins 2009 Wyeth Apothecary Award for specialty training in diabetes

Tino Montopoli wins 2009 Wyeth Apothecary Award for specialty training in diabetes

One of Tino Montopoli's favourite pieces of advice for patients with diabetes is "The more you learn about your disease, the more liberated you become." Monotopoli speaks from experience. He has had type 1 diabetes for more than four decades, and he has learned just about all there is to know about the disease.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, Montopoli is currently the owner-manager of Stutt's Pharmacy and Diabetes Depot in Orono, Ont. He also holds a contract position with the Peterborough Networked Family Health Team where he assists patients in managing their diabetes.

Montopoli became involved in diabetes education early in his career. In the 1980s, he became a member of the Diabetes Educators Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association. He became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 1997, and four years ago he became a Certified Pump Trainer (he wears an insulin pump himself).

"Specializing in diabetes has opened a lot of doors in my practice," Montopoli says. He was part of the Advisory Committee for the establishment of the Diabetes Education Centre at St Joseph's Hospital in Peterborough in 1995 and subsequently held a contract teaching position at the Diabetes Education program at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. In the late 90's he was also a member of the Diabetes Complications Prevention Network that advised Ontario's Ministry of Health on issues affecting diabetes prevention and treatment.

Just this last year, he was part of a team that developed a pharmacist-led diabetes medication management program, which allows pharmacists "incredible latitude" to initiate insulin treatment and adjust doses on oral diabetes, hypertension and lipid-lowering drugs. Montopoli now spends one or two mornings a month providing individualized hour-long counselling sessions for diabetes patients. "Diabetes is a very complicated disease, impacted by so many factors like lifestyle, emotions and medications. It isn't just about blood glucose," he says. "It is very gratifying to know that I am really helping people to learn to help themselves through self-management."

Whether he is counselling individual patients or developing new provincial programs, Montopoli is constantly working to improve the lives of people with diabetes. His dedication and accomplishments earned Montopoli the Wyeth Apothecary Award for Ontario. He has chosen to donate his $1,000 award to Canadian Diabetes Association's Charles H. Best Research Fund.

 


 

Cover of The ONTARIO Pharmacist March 2005 issue

Cover of The ONTARIO Pharmacist March 2005 issue

Tino Montopoli made the cover story of the ONTARIO Pharmacist publication for his unique proposal for the expansion of scope of practice for pharmacists in Ontario. This proposal helped pave the way for the role pharmacists play in the Peterborough Family Health Teams.

 


 

Canadian Diabetes Association's Citation Award in 2000

Canadian Diabetes Association's Citation Award in 2000

This award was given to Tino in recognition and appreciation of Tino's meritorious efforts to enhance the well being of people with diabetes and their families in the community, province and society.

 


 

1998 CPhA Pharmacist Diabetes Educator Award

1998 CPhA Pharmacist Diabetes Educator Award

This award recognizes a pharmacist who makes a significant contribution to diabetes care and recognizes a pharmacist who has presented as a model and mentor for other pharmacists. Sponsored by Lifescan Educational Institute and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

 


 

1997 Commitment to Care Award for Patient Care

1997 Commitment to Care Award for Patient Care

Tino Montopoli was given Honourable Mention in this category. It was presented in recognition of a patient care/customer service program which provides a unique and valuable service to patients/customers, or an outstanding effort which benefited a single patient.