If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can try to delay or prevent developing it. Type 2 diabetes changes the way you live each day and can cause many other health problems.
There is encouraging news. In one study, individuals who achieved a healthy weight through increased physical activity and healthier eating decreased their risk for type 2 diabetes by over 50%.
There are two Diabetes Prevention Guides: which is right for you?
The Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Brochure is a resource designed to help you understand the basics of the disease and how it can be prevented.
The Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Booklet is longer and contains more useful tips for healthy eating and being more physically active. It also provides a simple tool to help you develop your own plan for living a healthier life.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Guide Booklet
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Guide Brochure
How to Order
Print copies of the brochure and the booklet are available in English and French and can be ordered from ServiceOntario.
Go to: serviceontario.ca/publications
(search phrase: diabetes)
To order online through ServiceOntario you’ll need to create an on-line account. When you create your account you will not only have access to diabetes prevention materials but other resources. It’s fast and it’s free to Ontario residents.
Ontario has set targets and is tracking progress in its fight against diabetes: These targets include:
As part of the ongoing effort to improve the health and health care of Ontarians, the Ontario Diabetes Strategy (ODS) will help people with diabetes and those who are at high risk of developing it.
The Ontario Diabetes Strategy (ODS) will do this by:
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is implementing this important priority, with input from experts in the field to ensure that the ODS is coordinated and wide-ranging.
Partners in the ODS and their specific roles include:
In addition, the ODS is looking to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to assist in determining local population needs and service gaps in care.
The partners that make up the Ontario Diabetes Strategy are working with the diabetes community and all health system partners to improve patient care. We will keep you informed as we move forward with the Provincial Diabetes Strategy and will provide information updates on this website as we progress.
Find more at: www.ontario.ca/diabetes