Diabetes Practice Tools and Resources
More than two million Canadians live with diabetes, and more than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The burden of illness is enormous – more than $4.3 billion in direct and indirect costs, to say nothing of its potentially negative impact on quality of life. Adults coping with diabetes are more likely to experience related illnesses such as hypertension, kidney disease and stroke compared to those without diabetes.
Pharmacists play an important role in diabetes management and are ideally positioned to take on even greater responsibilities. Through the Diabetes Strategy for Pharmacists, CPhA provides a range of practice tools and resources for pharmacists to help their patients better manage their diabetes and ease the strain of chronic disease on the health care system:
- CANRISK Diabetes Screening Tool
- Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines Highlights
- Other Diabetes Resources and Information
The Diabetes Strategy for Pharmacists was funded in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of PHAC.