Diabetes is a condition that effects the body's ability to produce or process insulin. Below is a list of resources to help families understand type 1 & 2 diabetes and the care involved with both conditions.

Web Content

General Information

Nutrition Information

Community Resources

  • JDRF

    JDRF is Canadian organization dedicated to helping find a cure to type 1 diabetes as well as helping those currently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. On their website you can find current clinical trials and local events to attend.

  • Diabetes Canada

    Diabetes Canada supports those with diabetes and works to help find a cure. On their website you can find information on clinical trials and community events in your area.

  • Diabetes Hope Foundation

    Diabetes Hope Foundation hosts programs that reward, empower and provide peer education and support for youth in transition to enable them to live successfully with diabetes.


Book List

These resources are available to borrow at the Family & Community Resource Centre. You can also check with your local library or with The Alberta Library for the availability of these resources.

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Thank you to our friends from the Diabetes Clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital and JDRF for their contributions.


This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.

For more information contact the Family Librarian at 403-955-7745 or