About Us




Diabetes Care Group (sub. of Family Communications Inc.) is the leading media outlet for people living with type 2 diabetes.

diabetes-care-guide-cover-2016-ss-300widthFamily Communications publishes the Canadian Diabetes Care Guide (English and French),  a digest sized magazine written by diabetes professionals for people newly diagnosed with type 2  diabetes. Established in 1995 it contains information on diet, exercise, medication and necessary lifestyle changes. The magazine is distributed and polybagged with samples/brochures/coupons/information  twice a year – a complete diabetes care kit for people newly diagnosed. All materials are available free of charge to patients through participating diabetes educational clinics nationally and is distributed to patients via diabetes educators.

The circulation is 94,000 copies semi-annually (188,000 per year).  Distributed spring/summer and fall/winter.

The purpose of the Canadian Diabetes Care Guide is to help and inform people with diabetes as they are involved in learning about and planning their new lifestyle. The guide offers easy to follow, practical advice and is intended to complement instruction from Diabetes Educators.

Diabetes Care Guide and Sampling Rate Card 2016



We also have a long standing relationship with diabetes educators across Canada and produce specifically for educators The Professional Pack or Pro Pack as we like to call it.  It is distributed semi- annually to over 2,000+ front line diabetes professionals who provide diabetes education at clinics, community health centre and home care across Canada. The Pack contains a full-size newsletter, Diabetes Care News  (English and French) with peer written articles on a variety of diabetes related topics, plus information and sample products highly suitable for people with diabetes, to assist educators with their product assessments and patient recommendations. All material is by request only. Advertising and sampling is accepted in the newsletter and Professional Pack.

 Diabetes Care News and Sampling Rate Card 2016


The Canadian Diabetes Care Guide is not intended to be a substitute for medical care and instruction received from well qualified healthcare professionals. While it has been thoroughly reviewed for accuracy, Family Communications, the publishers of the Canadian Diabetes Care Guide cannot be responsible for any error or consequence arising from the use or misuse of information contained in this publication.