What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of North Americans. It is a health condition in which the body doesn’t make enough insulin, or cannot properly use the insulin it makes.

This results in a higher than normal blood sugar. Diabetes can be managed with healthy eating, physical activity, medication, and stress management.

How can we help?

Island Health's Diabetes Education Centres provide information and support to people living with diabetes and their families.  Find a Diabetes Education Centre near you.

Where can I get more information about diabetes?

Learn more about Diabetes from the Canadian Diabetes Association website. Topics include: