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Canadian Diabetes Association's Diabetes Charter for Canada
  • What is the Diabetes Charter for Canada? The Diabetes Charter for Canada (the Charter) provides statements that clearly outline what people with diabetes can and should expect from themselves and others in the diabetes community. The document confirms the rights and responsibilities of people living with diabetes, governments, service providers, employers, schools, preschools and daycare as well as the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)
  • Specifically the Charter can and will:
    • Be used as an advocacy tool to speak to policy makers and promote optimal care for people living with diabetes; 
    • Increase awareness through stimulating dialogue about issues important to people with diabetes; 
    • Provide focus for the enhancements of supports for people living with diabetes; 
    • Through increased dialogue, highlight public policy concerns that impact the self-management of people living with diabetes (e.g. poverty, food security and food environment); and, 
    • Be supported by indicators to assess and report on the quality and accessibility of: diabetes care; diabetes education, programs and services; and, medications and other supports.