Welcome to Vote Diabetes, where you can find information on important diabetes issues during provincial and federal elections.
Every 3 minutes – another Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes.
Today – 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes.
Today – diabetes contributes to 30% of strokes, 40% of heart attacks, 50% of kidney failure requiring dialysis and 70% of all lower limb non-traumatic amputations.
We can’t wait.
Let’s take action on diabetes
Elections provide an opportunity for us to work together and ensure key issues impacting people who are affected by diabetes are addressed with leaders and candidates of provincial and federal parties. Whether you have a casual interest in diabetes issues or are looking to find a way to get more involved and share your voice as a volunteer advocate, Vote Diabetes contains tools and resources you need to become active in your constituency and, most importantly, make an informed decision on election day.
Upcoming election campaigns
British Columbia Election on May 9, 2017
We need the provincial government to ensure that every British Columbian with diabetes has equitable access to high quality care and services to optimally manage their disease. That's why Diabetes Canada wants all provincial parties to commit to increasing access to diabetes medications, devices and supplies by:
Expanding the publicly funded insulin pump program to all British Columbins with type 1 diabetes who are medically eligible, regardless of age.
Increasing access to diabetes medications, so British Columbians with diabetes can improve their immediate quality of life and decrease the likelihood of future interventions, which are often more costly and less effective.
Advocacy tools to make your voice heard!