Diabetes Guides

Government of Ontario

Stand Up to Diabetes

Managing your Diabetes Videos


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The Managing Your Diabetes series includes videos in several languages on a range of topics, including the following:

EatRight Ontario
EatRight Ontario wants to help you improve your health and quality of life through healthy eating. This service provides easy-to-use nutrition information to help you make healthier food choices.


Canadian Diabetes Association

Position Statement: Diabetes and Mental Health

Diabetes and You
Visit the Canadian Diabetes Association website for facts about diabetes, advice about living with diabetes, nutrition guidelines, and more.

Diabetes and Mental Health
This interactive learning module provides an overview of the mental stress and challenges faced by those living with diabetes, and information on who to turn to for help. Prepared by the Canadian Diabetes Association as part of their Healthy Living Series.

Get Checked Now
Starting in spring 2011, the Canadian Diabetes Association and Loblaw will deliver diabetes education sessions at pharmacies in select Loblaw stores across the country in order to help Canadians learn how to manage their diabetes, connect with others in their community, and live healthier lives.

Just the Basics: Healthy Eating for Diabetes Management and Prevention
This resource was developed by the Nutrition Education Resource Committee to help educators, those affected by diabetes and consumers.

Healthy Eating is in Store for You
An educational program about the nutritional information on food labels that will help people to make food choices that will lead to overall health and reduce the risk of developing a chronic illness, such as type 2 diabetes.


Public Health Agency of Canada

CANRISK: The Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire
Are you at risk of having pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes?

Living with Diabetes


The Self-Help Resource Centre (Ontario)

Starting a Self-Help Group

Inventory of Manuals for Starting and Facilitating Self-Help Groups and Peer Support Programs (2008)


Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions (USA)

Diabetes Education Toolkit
This free, online toolkit has information to help you better understand your diabetes or pre-diabetes. Care providers, family members, and other supporters will find it useful too. Download easy to understand patient education materials written at a 5th grade level. All materials have been crosswalked with American Diabetes Association care standards.


SANE Australia

The SANE Guide to Good Mental Health for People Affected by Diabetes
This SANE Guide is about maintaining good mental health when you have diabetes, especially when affected by depression or anxiety.

Mind + Body – Looking after Your Physical Health When You Have a Mental Illness
Regular health checks are especially important for people living with a mental illness, to pick up any potential problems early so they can be prevented, diagnosed and treated. This factsheet includes a checklist of helpful tests and topics to discuss with your doctor.

Healthy Living Factsheet

MindBodyLife
A program that aims to help people living with a mental illness to live a healthier lifestyle by gaining an appreciation about food, nutrition, cooking healthy options at home and how to maintain overall wellbeing.

Best-Practice SANE Healthy Living Guidelines for NGOs
These guidelines provide mental health NGOs with practical advice on how to integrate promotion of good physical health care into day-to-day practice.

Diabetes and Depression (Diabetes Counselling Online, Australia)


World Federation for Mental Health

Diabetes and Depression: Why treating depression and maintaining positive mental health matters when you have diabetes
An educational booklet on the importance of managing your mental health to live better with diabetes.