Terms of use

The goal of the Diabetes Quebec’s website is to offer reliable up-to-date information on diabetes to people suffering from diabetes, to members of their family and to health professionals.


The information provided and the tests suggested on our website are not meant in any way whatsoever to replace a medical consultation. They are available to Internet users for information only and may not, under any circumstances, constitute a recommendation of treatment or diagnosis.

Only a medical doctor can diagnose and treat diabetes.


Texts are written, reviewed and corrected specifically for this website by Diabetes Quebec’s team of the health professionals and communication specialists. Some of the material on the website is adapted from Plein Soleil, a magazine that Diabetes Québec has been publishing and editing for over 50 years. This magazine is directed by an editorial committee comprising a multidisciplinary team of health professionals with recognized expertise in diabetes and communication specialists. All texts are reviewed and updated at the time of their online publication.

Diabetes Québec has editorial independence for the entire contents of its website. The texts include, generally, a signature, a date of writing and a review date as well as the sources of information.

The editorial board consists of Valérie Savard, RD, M.Sc., registered dietician and Julie St-Jean, RD, CDE, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator.

Professional healthcare authors who participate in the contents of the site do not present any financial conflict of interest with the pharmaceutical industry or laboratory or manufacturer of products or medical materials.

Copyright on text

Diabetes Québec holds copyright on all text on its website unless specified otherwise at the end of a text. No text on the website can be used or reproduced in any form whatsoever without prior written permission from Diabetes Québec. Once permission is granted, Diabetes Québec must be cited as the source.

All requests for permission to used texts should be addressed to Julie St-Jean, professional service coodinator at Diabetes Québec, [email protected].

Copyright on Photos and Artwork

Photos and artwork on the Diabetes Québec website belong to their respective creators and prior written permission must be obtained before reproducing them in any form. All requests for permission should be addressed to Julie St-Jean, professional service coordinator at Diabetes Québec, [email protected].


www.diabete.qc.ca uses Google Analytics and cookies to analyze site usage by its users. A cookie is a small text file placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. It cannot be used to run programs or to infect your computer with viruses. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server on our domain.

We use this technology as a tool for compiling statistics on the use of our website. These statistics include the number of visitors that clicked on key elements. You can accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to refuse them access to your computer if you wish.

Personal Information

Diabetes Québec compiles in its database information voluntarily provided by donors, members or buyers of products from our site. All this information remains strictly confidential. Diabetes Québec does not sell, rent or transfer any information in its database in any form under any circumstance whatsoever.

Although it is possible to ascertain who visits our website, Diabetes Québec uses this information for statistical purposes only to help it better respond to visitor needs.


Diabetes Québec does not sell advertising space on its website. Diabetes Québec defrays the cost of the development and management of its website.

Diabetes Québec’s funding comes from the contributions of its members as well as personal and corporate donations.


The Diabetes Québec website provides hyperlinks to other websites on the Internet for information purposes only. Diabetes Québec does not endorse any product or service on these other sites and cannot in any way be held responsible for the content of these referred sites.

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