Diabetes Practice Tools and Resources (CPha)
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 and 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. As Canada's most accessible health care provider, pharmacists can help Canadians manage their diabetes and ease the strain of chronic disease on the health care system.