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Getting Support

If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and are feeling overwhelmed, there are support programs and services across the country that can answer questions and provide advice on self-care. These resources offer information about diabetes signs and symptoms, food and lifestyle choices, and can empower you to lead a healthier life.

Learn more about programs Diabetes Canada is running your community here.

Resources by province

Keep talking

Make sure that you make time to talk to others. It’s important to stay connected with your circle of friends and family. It is also good to realize that there are others out there who are sharing your experience.

Local support groups are particularly useful:

Diabetes Canada

1-800 BANTING (226-8464)

For more information and support about diabetes in your area, click on a province or territory below, or search for a program or event in your community:

For more information on heart health

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada

Phone: 416-730-8299



Click here for a list of other organizations dedicated to heart health.

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Does someone you love have diabetes? If you’re interested in learning more about how to support someone with diabetes, you’ve come to the right place.

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