The Reaching All Patients with Diabetes At Risk (R.A.D.A.R.) educational series was developed by a distinguished faculty of family physicians (FPs), endocrinologists, nephrologists, and internal medicine specialists from across Canada to address the learning needs of FPs and general practitioners (GPs) surrounding hypertension, diabetes and nephropathy. These highly regarded continuing health education programs — which were implemented throughout 2006 and 2007 — were reviewed by the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP; all CHEP-related materials were endorsed), endorsed by the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) and accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).  To date, over 4000 primary-care physicians from across Canada have participated in the R.A.D.A.R. series, attesting to the excellent reputation and educational experiences provided by these programs.

The third part of this series, R.A.D.A.R. III, was developed in response to the positive feedback received during the implementation of the original R.A.D.A.R. programs and to the needs expressed by FPs and GPs to further address issues surrounding hypertension, diabetes, and nephropathy.

At the heart of R.A.D.A.R. III, is the passion that primary-care physicians have for the challenging cases within their individual practices, and their desire to find solutions that will help them achieve optimal outcomes in these patients.

The goal of this educational program is to provide Canadian FPs and GPs with the tools they require to effectively manage various issues surrounding hypertension — from proper measurement of blood pressure (BP) to the management of complex patients with hypertension, diabetes, and other complications such as nephropathy.

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  1. Case Study 1: "Frank" Proper Measurement of BP
  2. Case Study 2: "George" Lifestyle Management
  3. Case Study 3: "Betty" Promoting Treatment Adherence
  4. Case Study 4: "Louise" Severe Hypertension
  5. Case Study 5: "John" Management of Hypertension and Diabetic Nephropathy
  6. Case Study 6: "Diane" Microalbuminuria and Cardiovascular Disease
  7. Case Study 7 : "William" BP Management in Chronic Kidney Disease

The R.A.D.A.R. III Content Development Committee would like to thank the following physicians for
sharing their clinical experiences and submitting a case study via the www.radar3.ca on-line case
submission forum:

  Virenda Chawla, MD
London, Ontario
Linda Ferguson, MD
Truro, Nova Scotia
Eleanor Huang, MD
London, Ontario
Robert Luton, MD
London, Ontario
Monzur Naher, MD
London, Ontario 
Lise Plamondon, MD
Québec, Québec
Salwa Saadaldeen, MD
London, Ontario
Steve Szarka, MD
Hamilton, Ontario
Josef Vladers, MD
London, Ontario
Louis Zavodni, MD
Hamilton, Ontario