Diabetes Awareness Strategy

MNO Aboriginal Diabetes Education Project – (AB DEP)

Diabetes is a considerable health concern for Métis people who are at higher risk to contract this disease than the general population. Because of this, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) with annual funding through the Aboriginal Diabetes Education Project (AB-DEP) to provide resources and information about diabetes risk factors and complications from this disease to Métis people.

This Healing and Wellness initiative provides equitable access to resources and opportunities to support the issue of diabetes in all of our communities. This includes:

  • Purchase of foot care/chiropody services for eligible cases. This services requires a medical diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Financial support to secure transportation to dialysis appointments.
  • Purchase of resources to mitigate the symptoms of diabetes.
  • Advocacy and system navigation to appropriate community education resources.

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CONTACT:
 To access Diabetes Awareness Strategy services or if you’d like to know more information please contact the MNO’s Program and Services Manager Amanda Desbiens by email at amandad@metisnation.org or by phone at 705 – 474 - 2767 Ext. 307. 

Updated: March 12, 2020