Diabetes prevention and care are about much more than just physical health. The disease can also affect people's emotional and financial well-being.
At Diabetes Canada, our goal is to improve the health of Canadians who are at risk of or living with diabetes, and provide all Canadians with tools to live healthier lives.
Many factors - geography, finances, age, and others - can significantly impact a person's diabetes control, experience with the disease and overall health. These policy statements have been developed in consultation with Canadians living with diabetes, medical professionals, community and government representatives and other experts. The statements focus our advocacy agenda with governments, businesses and the public.
The following links are just some of our policies on issues related to diabetes prevention and management. They offer a starting point for effective action to address barriers and other challenges in Canadian diabetes policy and management.
Access and affordability of care
Access to health services
Diabetes and lifestyle
Learn about the rights of children and adults with diabetes and protect yourself from discrimination and unfair treatment.Your rights About Your Rights
Advocate for Diabetes Canada
Diabetes advocates are at the heart of Diabetes Canada and our efforts to help Canadians with or at risk of the disease.Sign Up Now About Advocate for Diabetes Canada
Successes in Diabetes Research
Diabetes Canada funds groundbreaking research in diabetes prevention and management that will help millions of affected Canadians.Research Successes About Successes in Diabetes Research