We invite you to raise awareness about this important cause and to take steps towards enacting positive change in our health-care systems.
Download the communications plan and use the hashtags #SAVETHE4, #FOOTHEALTHAWARENESSMONTH, #ACTAGAINSTAMPUTATION
Access & share the Diabetes Canada infographic – Why Action is Needed to Prevent Amputations in Ontario
During the COVID-19 pandemic the health of clients and staff is our priority
(This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021)
To help you through this challenging time Toronto Diabetes Care Connect is using this page to share:
- Toronto Central Referral Service Information,
- Diabetes and COVID-19 Information,
- Healthcare Provider Resources, and
- Additional Resources/Initiatives.
1. Toronto Central Referral Service Information
The Toronto Central Referral Service (TCRS) is continuing to operate, forwarding referrals to the most appropriate program to meet the needs of the person at risk of or already living with diabetes. To get connected to a program click here.
- All available programs are providing care remotely whenever possible (e.g. via phone, video, etc.) and many programs have been resuming in-person appointments.
- Please note that the organizations/programs that the TCRS connects to may be focusing on delivering essential services (e.g. they may have cancelled some services, closed some service locations, or temporarily closed programs).
If you have submitted a referral, the TCRS will communicate with you to keep you informed.
- Please call the TCRS at 416-778-0676 x 2242 if you have any questions or concerns.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic response times may be longer than normal. We thank you for your patience.
2. Diabetes and COVID-19 Information
Information for people at risk of or already living with diabetes can be found on the Diabetes Canada website.
General information about COVID-19 can be found on the following websites:
3. Healthcare Provider Resources
The following resources for healthcare providers focus specifically on supporting those with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Diabetes Specific Resources:
- Diabetes Canada:
- Toronto Diabetes Care Connect:
- Slide deck and recording from April 3oth session: Supporting People with Diabetes during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Other Resources:
- Canadian Cardiovascular Society
- University of Toronto:
- Client Education Resources:
- Diabetes Resources:
- Financial Support:
- Food Security Support:
- Foot Care:
- Current information to help find urgent care:
- Mental Health Support:
Additional resources for health care providers working in diabetes can be found on our Healthcare Provider Resource page.
4. Additional Resources/Initiatives of Interest
The following resources may be of interest to you:
Diabetes Canada releases clinical practice guidelines every 5 years. Visit Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines website to access the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Management & Prevention in Canada as well as a number of informative videos and useful tools for healthcare providers can be found on the .
Toronto Diabetes Care Connect has released the following report: Insulin Competency Development: A Report of the Insulin Standards Working Group (Toronto Central LHIN Region). This report includes a comprehensive summary of the work of the Insulin Standards Working Group (2013 – 2017) and a number of recommendations regarding insulin competency development.