We’re here for you
Diabetes Canada works tirelessly to advocate for and support Calgarians, and all Canadians, living with diabetes with helpful resources, education, research, and more. We’re Canada’s source for facts about diabetes care, prevention, and finding a cure. We work to help Canadians better manage the disease and avoid long-term complications with comprehensive resources, education, and support.
Tools & Resources
The Diabetes Canada website is the best online resource hub for Canadians living with diabetes. We provide easy-to-understand information about living and eating well with diabetes, preventing diabetes-related complications, plus interactive tools, educational webinars, recipes, events and much more.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
For more than 25 years, Diabetes Canada has produced the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada. Updated every five years, these evidence-based guidelines are the go-to resource for front-line health-care professionals all over Canada, providing them with the most comprehensive information on the best practices to care for people with diabetes.
Since 1957, Camp Jean Nelson has been Alberta’s only medically supervised summer camp tailored to support children living with type 1 diabetes; no other setting gives children practical
disease management education proven to drastically reduce their chances of developing major health complications. Last year we welcomed 70+ children with type 1 diabetes from Calgary and area.
Since D-Camps began more than 60 years ago, more than 20,000 children have attended our camps for children living with type 1 diabetes. Our campers enjoy an authentic camp experience that combines fun activities, friendship, and education on how to manage their diabetes with help from medical professionals who are on site 24/7. We provide camp subsidies to help children from lower-income families attend. We also offer family camps, creating an opportunity for family members and caregivers to connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges.
Through Diabetes Canada’s efforts, people living with diabetes across the country have seen government coverage for their medications and supplies extended beyond childhood. In addition, those who were denied the disability tax credit (DTC) have been able to claim it again, and a new national strategy has been presented to government to end the diabetes epidemic.
Diabetes Canada also plays an active role in influencing Canadian policies and fighting for the rights of people with diabetes.
Funding research toward the prevention, treatment, management, and cure of diabetes
From 1975 to the present, Diabetes Canada has provided more than $150 million to fund research that has helped support the work of researchers. Locally, Diabetes Canada is currently committed to funding 5 researchers at the University of Calgary; Dr. Butalia, Dr. McCoy, Dr. Huang, Dr. Donovan, and Dr. Campbell.
Information & Support Services
Looking for information on diabetes, programs, services, or just in need of some support? Contact us via phone or e-mail, Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST). Our knowledgeable and compassionate information and support specialists are here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. Last year alone, our specialists helped more than 23,000 Canadians.