Diabetes Advocacy empowering people living with diabetes.
Because your diabetes may vary,
you need to know your options.
Diabetes Advocacy is
…the one place you can go to find easy to understand information about life with diabetes.
We understand that diabetes can make you feel powerless and out of control. Visits to diabetes clinics and doctors can be overwhelming. We aim to educate and support you so that you feel empowered in your life once again. You don’t choose to have diabetes, but with the help of Diabetes Advocacy, you can choose how you manage each day.
Parenting a child with diabetes
What you need to know as a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes.
If you are considering an insulin pump, learn which pumps are available and their features.
Canadians with type 1 diabetes now qualify for the DTC without proving time spent! Learn more about this credit.
Catch up with our latest articles
Read more about life with diabetes and find answers to the questions that you have.
What is the iLet Bionic Pancreas?
The iLet Bionic Pancreas is the only insulin pump to require no carb counting, corrections, or calculating boluses. It simply uses your body weight to get started!
Stand Out: The True Story of Hockey Hero Ajay Baines
Stand Out: The True Story of a Hockey Hero Ajay Baines is an absolute pleasure to read. So I was thrilled when the authors joined me to chat about diabetes, hockey, and their book.
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How fitness impacts physical and mental health for type 1 diabetics
We all know that exercise is important for physical fitness, but the impact of exercise on mental health can be profound. So how does fitness impact physical and mental health for type 1 diabetics?
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Listen to the Diabetes Goddess Podcast
Barb is a parent of an adult with diabetes. Listen to the story of the day her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, what she thinks about your A1c, and more wherever you listen to podcasts. Every other week, Barb will share opinions and conversations with people living with diabetes. Take a listen. Leave a review. Let us know what other topics you would like to hear covered!
- Today I spoke with Melanie Hibbard, the only paid employee at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Canada. Melanie updated me on the research of Dr. Shapiro and his team as well as the recent collaboration with the Diabetes Research Institute […]
- In 23 years, there has not been a cure for diabetes. We were probably one of the few families who were never told that there would be a cure. We were simply told that there would be technological advances…and there […]
- Stand Out: The True Story of a Hockey Hero Ajay Baines is an absolute pleasure to read. Over the years I have been sent a lot of books to read and review. Some were fine. Some were not worth my […]
- Welcome to Season 3 of the Diabetes Goddess! Join me every other week as I speak with some of the amazing people in the diabetes community and share my own thoughts and feelings about being a parent of a person […]
Are you a Canadian with type 1 diabetes?
Have you applied for the DTC yet?
On July 12th, 2022 Barb Wagstaff explained to a live audience how the June 23, 2022 changes to the Disability Tax Credit eligibility criteria impacted Canadians with diabetes. Hear what she had to say.
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Are you considering a new insulin pump?
Watch the recordings from Diabetes Advocacy’s Virtual Insulin Pump Expo. Learn what features are available on many of the insulin pumps on the North American markets and see what users are saying about them!
Are you looking for more information?
Keep an eye on this space! Diabetes Advocacy is planning something special!
If you are newly diagnosed or do not have a lot of support in your community, this will be for you.
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