The number of Canadians living with diabetes has more than doubled since 2000 to more than three million today, and will grow by a staggering 40 per cent by 2025.

Given this alarming trend, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) urges government action to address gaps in the care and resources available to Canadians living with diabetes.

The CDA’s new 2015 Report on Diabetes: Driving Change reports on governments’ progress on indicators of recommended care of and support for people living with diabetes.

The CDA defines four areas for government attention and action:

  • preventing amputations;
  • reducing the number of cases of diabetes in Aboriginal communities;
  • eliminating stigma and discrimination against people with diabetes; and,
  • improving support for children with diabetes in school.