• More than 880 000 Quebecers live with diabetes, which represents more than 10% of the population. ( Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015 and Institut national de santé publique du Québec, 2017 )
  • If all people with diabetes were a country it would be the third largest country in the world. ( IDF, 2014 )
  • Diabetes is an economic burden estimated at 3 billion dollars per year in direct and indirect costs . ( Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015 and Institut national de santé publique du Québec, 2014 )
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults under 65 years of age. ( Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015 and Institut national de santé publique du Québec, 2014 )
  • Diabetes is responsible for 40% of renal failure and 50% of non-traumatic amputations. ( Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015 and Institut national de santé publique du Québec, 2014 )