Position statement

People with diabetes have a right to be assessed on an individual basis to determine if their diabetes constitutes a disability as defined within the specific context.

Background and rationale

With proper care and treatment, most people with diabetes can achieve an optimal quality of life. Although diabetes can be a potentially disabling disease, particularly if complications ensue, it does not in and of itself constitute a disability. 

(Note: This statement was previously entitled "CDA's Position on Disability.")