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:



Campbell River Diabetes Education Centre

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



Comox Valley Diabetes Education Centre

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



Duncan Diabetes Education Program

121 Ingram St
Duncan, B.C.
V9L 1N8



News & Events


Engaging Patients and Providers to Prevent Delays in Starting Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce or use insulin properly. It can be managed with diet, exercise and medications. Insulin may also be required in order to prevent complications, yet there are often significant delays in starting insulin treatment.

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Island Health Magazine - Fall 2016

Island Health Magazine Fall 2016

In this edition, we highlight the importance of grandparents in our kids' lives. This issue also features an article on borderline personality disorder and highlights one woman's journey with diabetes. We also include recipes and tips to help busy families enjoy good food fast and much more.

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