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Diabetes: resources and references

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Is the person you are caring for affected by some form of diabetes? Here are some resources and references about diabetes.

Resources and references proposed by Diabetes Québec and l’Appui pour les proches aidants are suggested here.

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Are you caring for someone with diabetes?

Make your daily life easier as a caregiver of someone or a child with diabetes:

In Québec, the emphasis is on prevention through the development of healthy lifestyle habits.

Determine the eligibility of the person you are caring for for the Insulin Pump Access Program and learn more about healthy eating.

Diabetes: resources and and references from Diabetes Québec

Diabetes Québec works to defend the rights of people with diabetes and their families.

On the topic of diabetes: resources and references, the organization provides information to understand diabetes and InfoDiabetes, the telephone (1 800 361-3504, ext. 233) and email ( info and referral service.

Diabetes Québec is a network of affiliated associations throughout Québec. You can find a non-exhaustive list of healthcare facilities and affiliated associations.

Caregiver Support telephone and email support

Caregiver Helpline Support is there for all caregivers, everywhere in Québec. Whether you are looking for a sympathetic ear, information or referrals, our counselors are available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is free and confidential.

  • by telephone: 1 855 852-7784;
  • by email:

A page on our website is dedicated to the telephone helplines that caregivers can use throughout Québec.

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month (in French only) in Québec. The year 2021 marked 100 years of insulin (in French only). Insulin was discovered by researchers Frederick Grant Banting, John James Richard Macleod, Charles Herbert Best and James Bertram Collip at the University of Toronto.

World Diabetes Day is held every year on November 14. It focuses on access to diabetes care.

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Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information and referrals.

Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

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