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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.

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.

Discover programs and events near you

Diabetes Canada offers a range of programs and events across the country.

Visit Diabetes Canada to search for a program or event in your community.

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Find a local support group

Local support groups are particularly useful.

Diabetes Canada has regional offices all across Canada that provide important programs and services for people living with diabetes.

Visit Diabetes Canada for more information and support about diabetes in your area.

Learn more about heart health

The Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada is a helpful resource that can provide more information and support for heart health.

You can also find a list of other organizations dedicated to heart health on their website.

Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada


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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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