With the objective of advancing the management of diabetes in Canada, Diabetes Canada and the University of Western Ontario (UWO) joined together to establish the Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management and the National Diabetes Management Strategy (TNDMS).

CDA and UWO each committed $1 million to the Strategy and committed to raise a further $3 million to support the activities of the Chair and the various components of the Strategy.

Under the leadership of Dr. Stewart Harris, who in January 2008 was appointed the inaugural Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management, the over-arching goal of the National Diabetes Management Strategy is to evaluate the status of diabetes care in Canada, with an ultimate goal of reducing clinical care gaps and optimizing the management of diabetes.

The National Diabetes Management Strategy website is a useful source for anyone interested in diabetes in Canada.