Learn About Diabetes

Diabetes Island Health

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?

Our Diabetes Education Centres provide information and support to people living with diabetes and their families. 

Where can I get more information about diabetes?

Learn more about Diabetes from the Diabetes Canada website.

Topics include:

Locations

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Campbell River Diabetes Education Centre

Wellness Centre
North Island Hospital, Campbell River & District
375 – 2nd Ave
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 3V1

250-286-7150

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Comox Valley Diabetes Education Centre

Wellness Centre - Diabetes Education
101 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 0B9

250-331-5964

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Duncan Diabetes Education Program

Effective August 6, 2019
71 Government St
Duncan, B.C.
V9L 1A3

250-737-2627

Services

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