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

News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2021

Island Health magazine spring 2021 features articles on COVID-19 including a look back at the past year. Also included are articles on the health benefits of spending time in nature, memory loss and aging, and a moving article about one family’s journey with hospice care.

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Currents Winter 2021

Currents Winter 2021

Read vaccination stories, updates on the Cowichan District Hospital build and more, in the latest edition of Currents!

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B.C. Honours Excellence in Nursing

Several Island Health nurses have been honoured in this year's Nursing Awards of Excellence.

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