Diabetes Resources

About Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a disease characterized by abnormally high blood glucose levels - a condition called hyperglycemia. This is a result of the body's inability to regulate its fuel metabolism, and is usually related to the hormone insulin.

Types of Diabetes

There are three major types of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common diagnosis, followed by type 1 diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy, and is usually temporary. In addition, prediabetes is another important diagnosis that indicates an elevated risk of developing diabetes. Visit Diabetes Canada to find out more about the different types of diabetes, its complications, and management.

Are you interested in participating in a clinical trial?

Clinical research at the Alberta Diabetes Institute allows for biomedical, nutrition/metabolism and physical activity intervention and the study of multiple influences and risk factors pertinent to preventing and managing diabetes. View current studies and sign up to participate in a study. 

Participate in a Study

Who can I turn to for help?

The following link will be helpful in locating a diabetes education centre nearest you (in the Edmonton area).

Diabetes Program (Edmonton Zone)