Tools to Control Diabetes

By Canadian Diabetes Care Guide posted in Newly Diagnosed


Knowledge, monitoring blood glucose, making healthy food choices, being physically active, and medications will help you control your diabetes, so it doesn’t control you.

Gain Knowledge


Ask questions when you visit members of your diabetes team. They are a great resource for diabetes-related information. Diabetes programs, either hospital- or community- based, offer a wealth of information and are available in most regions in Canada. A physician or nurse practitioner’s referral is not always required to attend a diabetes program.

No matter which types of resources you use, remember to make sure the information is from a reliable source. Keep current with the standards of diabetes care and newest research by attending a diabetes update and keep in touch with current news by joining the Canadian Diabetes Association at


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The Canadian Diabetes Care Guide's articles are written by Diabetes Professionals for people with diabetes. We provide information about diabetes, diabetes health care providers, complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes and tools to manage their condition. Our mission is to help people with diabetes stay healthy and successfully manage their diabetes.

  • Charmaine Morrow

    Hi, my name is Charmaine Morrow, I live in Niagara Falls, ON. I am at a loss with testing my blood sugars as the strips are so expensive….. $85.00 for 50 strips……. I live on a widow’s pension and have no medical coverage…….. Is there any way of getting help with the cost of these strips? Thank you I look forward to hearing from you!

    • Hi Charmine, it’s always best to go in and speak to your local pharmacist who will be able to share more with you about possible options depending on your age and eligibility for various programs like ODB or Trillium. Hope this helps and/or maybe others can share their experience with this challenge.