I have diabetes and I may need to be hospitalized. What should I know?

The Canadian Diabetes Association's Guide to Being Hospitalized is a practical guide for people with diabetes who may need to be hospitalized or go to an emergency room for treatment. It informs you about what to expect and what to ask, thus alleviating possible stress and helping to ensure your diabetes is well managed throughout your stay.

I don’t believe my diabetes was handled properly in the emergency department or on the hospital unit.  What can I do? 

You might wish to file a complaint with the hospital as well as discuss the problems you encountered with your physician. Serious concerns can be filed with the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Do you have any other questions?

Please send them to advocacy@diabetes.ca.