This chronic illness has been identified by provincial and national health authorities as widespread amongst Aboriginal people, particularly in British Columbia. For Snuneymuxw, diabetes was identified in our community health survey most frequently by our people amongst all community health
This program focuses on diabetes education, glucose testing and nutritional counseling in special clinics and within the home.
Find out how you are doing with choosing foods that help you stay healthy and active with this questionnaire: http://www.nutritionscreen.ca/escreen/
Calculate your Body Mass Index: http://www.diabetes.ca/diabetes-and-you/nutrition/bmi/
Download the brochures below for more information.
Recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? Join in on D-Chat.
The Canadian Diabetes Association's D-Chat program is a free and confidential personal mentor program available for all people living with type 2 diabetes in the British Columbia communities.
D-Chat matches you with a volunteer mentor also living with type 2 diabetes for supportive casual one-on-one phone chats. Our trained volunteers help alleviate the stress of figuring out the best ways to adjust, and can provide non-medical peer input and mentorship using their personal experience, tips, and tried and true strategies.
Register today! It's free!
More information is available at www.diabetes.ca/dchat.
To get connected with a mentor, please register at email@example.com or call 1-800-BANTING.