Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:

wwww.islandhealth.ca

and a new website for medical staff:

medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca

Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.

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Diabetes

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: