The Manitoba First Nations Diabetes Leadership Council was formed in 1999 consisting of representatives from each tribal council and non-affiliated First Nations.
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TeleCARE Manitoba is a new program that will help you learn more about diabetes to help you live a healthier life.

For more information you can also contact the TeleCARE Manitoba program at 204-788-8688 or toll free 1-866-204-3737, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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ADI telehealth

The ADI staff provide monthly telehealth and teleconference sessions to all community workers and members on:

  • +healthy eating
  • +physical activity
  • +healthy living
  • +diabetes prevention and management

Type 2 Diabetes

You might have type 2 diabetes if:

  • - You are often thirsty.
  • - You go to the bathroom alot (urinate).
  • - You lose weight and don't know why.
  • - You are very low energy.
  • - You have blurred vision.

Our Strategy Has Five Main Components

A Call to Action was developed by representatives from First Nation communities and Tribal Councils at the request of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. The document was created to assist First Nation communities in developing community-based diabetes implementation plans and initiatives.


Prevention and Education

This section deals mostly with primary prevention of diabetes within First Nation communities. It also includes human resource training needs required for community-based workers.


Care and Support

This portion addresses the care and support of those First Nation community members and their families affected by diabetes. This section also addresses secondary and tertiary prevention.


Gestational Diabetes

Though many of the methods required to help address gestational diabetes are discussed throughout the diabetes strategy, this form of diabetes that affects both mother and child requires its own category.


Surveillance, Research, and Evaluation

Surveillance monitors the proportion of diabetes in the population, and helps to identify those at risk. Research is the information gathered regarding the many issues surrounding diabetes and its complications.


Policy and Infrastructure

This section talks about the organizational infrastructure necessary to deal with diabetes at the community, tribal council and regional levels.


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