Who we are ?

Diabetes Québec is …

  • a non-profit association that has been supporting people with diabetes for over 65 years
  • nearly 45,000 volunteer hours per year
  • an advocate for the rights of people with diabetes and their families

Diabetes Québec is also a reliable source of current and accurate information …

  • on the web at www.diabete.qc.ca/ (since 1999)
  • through InfoDiabetes, our bilingual information and referral service via telephone hotline and email
  • through Diabétaide, our education service for people with diabetes and health care professionals (since 1979) (French only)
  • through our quarterly magazine, Plein Soleil (since 1959) (French only)

Diabetes Québec strives to improve knowledge and best practices in diabetes education, and funds diabetes research …

  • through the Diabetes Québec Professional Council (since 1980)
  • by organizing an annual scientific congress for health care professionals
  • through its Accreditation Committee for Diabetes Education Centres (since 1995)
  • by awarding scholarships to Québec students and leading researchers in the Province. More than $3.5 million in the past 30 years.

Diabetes Québec is a credible and active intervener with …

  • ad hoc working  committees created by various levels of government
  • the Diabetes Partnership Program of Canada
  • the International Diabetes Federation