Diabetes GPS is an interactive website developed by the Canadian Diabetes Association, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Its goal is to help people with diabetes, including those from the Chinese, South Asian and African Caribbean communities, access credible information that is culturally appropriate and available in his or her own language.
This website covers an array of diabetes-related topics, ranging from healthy eating to physical activity and strategies to protect the heart. With a focus on education and behavior change, a set of culturally and linguistically appropriate printed, online and experiential learning tools were developed and delivered in eight different languages, including English, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
2013 National Award Winner
The Association’s Diabetes GPS project was named the 2013 National Winner of the Dietitians of Canada’s Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Nutrition Communication. This Award is a partnership between Dietitians of Canada and Kraft Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), created to honour initiatives that support Canadians in their quest to eat healthier and be more active.