Healthy Living Resources

Taking care of your health should be your top priority. Diabetes Canada's collection of healthy living resources will share the latest information to help you live well with diabetes.

Blood glucose meter

Blood Sugar & Insulin

All people with type 1 diabetes and many with type 2 diabetes need insulin to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels.

A family cleaning and brushing their teeth.

Dental Care

Dental health is important for everyone, but poorly managed blood glucose (sugar) levels can lead to many dental problems.

Daily consumption of vegetables and fruits is a part of a healthy diabetes diet.

Diet & Nutrition

Eating healthy meals and snacks is key to your well-being. Learn about portion control, meal planning, fats and more.

Middle-aged couple doing a morning jog as a part of their diabetes exercise


Maintaining a combination of aerobic activity and resistance exercise is key to weight control and diabetes management.

Healthy feet

Foot Care

Foot problems are common in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications, so good foot health is essential.

A healthcare professional giving advice and tips to a senior about diabetes.

General Tips

Find tips for staying healthy with diabetes, driving safely, donating blood, caring for the elderly, traveling and more.

A heart and stethoscope.

Heart Health

Keep your heart healthy! Learn more about quitting smoking and managing your blood pressure.

A south asian family

Multicultural Resources

Certain ethnic groups are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and its complications than the general population.

A person standing on a scale.

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight can improve your overall health. Do you know your Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference?

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