Best Health : 2020-11-01

JUST BETWEEN US : 52 : 50

JUST BETWEEN US

10.2% 24.0% Gen X (39-54) Seniors (74+) 551 Canadians surveyed self-identify as having been by a medical profession­al diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 65.5% 61.7% 38.3% Boomers (55-73) Of the Canadians living with type 2 diabetes: 26% 93% recently had challenges learning about the condition somewhere: in are managing their glycemic control, including: • Doctor (80%) • Diabetes nurse educators (27%) • Pharmacist­s (18%) • Online searches (17%) • Access to health care team (89%) • Eating right (43%) • Maintainin­g a healthy lifestyle (33%) • Proper self-monitoring (29%) 35% 62% of Canadians living with type 2 diabetes their health care support team (physician, nurse and/or pharmacist) about new treatments of Canadians living with type 2 diabetes have asked welcome any new treatments their physician may recommend Boomers are more likely to find it challengin­g (61%) or would be anxious (72%) to start a new therapy during the current COVID-19 global health pandemic, as access to physicians/ pharmacist­s is limited 65% of Canadians living with type 2 diabetes their health care support team (physician, nurse and/or pharmacist) about new treatments have not asked If you or someone you know is living with type 2 diabetes and needs informatio­n or support, please visit Diabetes.ca or DiabetesCa­reCommunit­y.ca Online survey of Canadians diagnosed with type two diabetes completed May 20-26, 2020 using Maru/Blue’s online Canadian consumer panel. The margin of error for this study was +/- 2.5%, 9 times out of 10. *The Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines are intended to guide practice; inform general patterns of care; enhance diabetes prevention efforts in Canada; and reduce the burden of diabetes complicati­ons. http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/cpg