Every five years, Diabetes Canada (formerly Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)), releases an updated edition of its Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada. This publication is based on a review and assessment by the CPG Expert Committee of all relevant evidence on the prevention and management of diabetes published since the last edition. The data are incorporated into revised recommendations to aid healthcare providers in caring for the more than nine million Canadians currently living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Guidelines and tools

Ensure that you are using the most up-to-date information to inform your MedsCheck Diabetes consultations, and to support any professional opinions and recommendations you make to other care providers as part of the provision of care to your diabetic patients.

Review the 2018 guidelines, as well as the supporting materials such as PowerPoint slides, decision support tools, case studies, and patient education tools available on the Diabetes Canada CPG website

Diabetes Charter for Canada

People with diabetes often experience challenges that can be addressed with the appropriate support from governments and other diabetes stakeholders. The Diabetes Charter for Canada provides statements that clearly outline what people with diabetes can and should expect from themselves and others in the diabetes community. The document confirms the rights and responsibilities of people living with diabetes, governments, service providers, employers, schools, preschools, daycares, and Diabetes Canada.

Specifically, the Charter can and will be used as an advocacy tool to speak to policy makers and to promote optimal care for people living with diabetes; to increase awareness by stimulating dialogue about issues important to people with diabetes; to provide focus for the enhancement of supports for people living with diabetes; to highlight public policy concerns (e.g., poverty, food security, and food environment) that have an impact on the self-management of people living with diabetes; and to assess and report on the quality and accessibility of diabetes care, education, programs and services, medications, and more. These indicators will enable performance reporting in all jurisdictions.

For more information or to sign the Charter, visit www.diabetes.ca/charter.