August 15, 2017

New series shares the stories of people affected by diabetes

Sharing the stories of those impacted by diabetes is an important part of the work of Diabetes Canada. To support this goal, the organization is pleased to announce the launch of the Diabetes Canada Podcast, which takes a 360° look at diabetes in our country.

The first three episodes delve into issues including diabetes stigma, type 1 diabetes research and the need to change the way we think about and speak about the diabetes epidemic in Canada. 

“People living with diabetes and those who support them have powerful stories to tell,” says Diabetes Canada’s President and CEO, Mr. Rick Blickstead. “This podcast gives us a new way to share those stories and educate the public in an easy to access format.”

Blickstead is interviewed about the transition from the Canadian Diabetes Association to Diabetes Canada in the first episode and the need to change the way we talk about this disease. The second episode will feature Diabetes Canada funded researcher, Dr. Bruce A. Perkins, discussing type 1 diabetes research and episode three will cover diabetes stigma with Dr. Jan Hux, chief science officer at Diabetes Canada.

Future episodes will feature people living with diabetes, health-care professionals and others impacted by this disease.

“Every day we learn about new issues and ideas that are changing how diabetes is managed and treated in our country. We look forward to sharing more of that information with listeners,” says Dr. Hux. “Whether they are looking to learn about new research or to hear the first-hand experience of someone living with diabetes, they will find that here.”

You can subscribe to the Diabetes Canada Podcast on iTunes or on Android

About Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

  • Educational programs and support services;
  • Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
  • Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:


Krista Lamb
Communications Manager
Diabetes Canada
Phone: 416-408-7088
krista.lamb@diabetes.ca