New interactive diabetes resource available online

Latest online tool developed by the Canadian Diabetes Association allows users to learn at own pace

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Education is key when it comes to diabetes. With more than 3 million Canadians living with diabetes and a further 6 million with prediabetes, the Canadian Diabetes Association is committed to providing the necessary resources for individuals to make informed decisions about their health. The Association has designed a new online resource called the Healthy Living Series. Available at diabetes.ca/healthylivingseries - the series includes four interactive learning modules.

"The Healthy Living Series is an enhanced online equivalent of the Association's previously known Learning Series. The advantage of this online resource is that it can be accessed at any time of the day and individuals can learn valuable diabetes information at their own pace," said Anna Kennedy, Interim President & CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association. "We encourage individuals across Canada to utilize this online resource and take charge of their health."

The four learning modules of the Healthy Living Series include:

    
        What is Diabetes?

        This module provides an overview of the different types and symptoms
        of diabetes including the associated risks.

        Diabetes Care

        This module provides an in-depth look at diabetes management, through
        blood glucose management, preventative care and information on who to
        turn to for help.

        Small Changes for Healthy Living

        This module provides an overview of the importance of living healthy
        with diabetes and the small changes you can make each day to reach
        your goals.

        The Canadian Diabetes Association

        This module provides an overview of the Canadian Diabetes Association
        and its various diabetes support programs and services.
    

Minimum requirements for these learning modules are Adobe Flash 9.x, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Sound Card on either a PC or MAC.

Production of this online resource was made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

To obtain a softcopy of the learning modules, individuals can call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

About the Canadian Diabetes Association

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical applications - we are delivering on our mission. Visit diabetes.ca for more information.

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information: For further information: Randi Garcha, Manager, National Media Relations & External Communications, Canadian Diabetes Association, Tel: (416) 408-7071, randi.garcha@diabetes.ca

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