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Provincial Diabetes Intervention Index – Data Tables Click to Expand
Policy Interventions
Score
BC
AB
SK
MB
ON
QC
NL
NB
NS
PE
YK
NT
NU
Dietary Counselingout of 110.330.330.6710.330.330.330.3300.3300
Social Marketingout of 11100000111110
Trans Fatout of 11000.50.500000000
Diabetes Management Counselingout of 11111111111110
Aboriginal Policiesout of 10.330.6700100000000
Smoking Cessationout of 1110.750.750.7510.50.250.250.750.750.750.75
Provincial Subtotalout of 65.3342.082.924.252.331.832.582.582.753.082.750.75
Diabetes MedicationsScoreBCABSKMBONQCNLNBNSPEYKNTNU
Acarboseout of 111110.510.50.511111
Insulinout of 11111111111111
Sulfonylureaout of 10.5111111111111
Metforminout of 11111111111111
Provincial Subtotalout of 43.54443.543.53.544444
Meds for Diabetes ComplicationsScoreBCABSKMBONQCNLNBNSPEYKNTNU
ACE Beta Blockerout of 11111111111111
ACE Inhibitorout of 11111111111111
Orlistatout of 10000000000000
Pravastatinout of 11111111111111
Simvastatinout of 11111111111111
Provincial Subtotalout of 54444444444444
Supplies and DevicesScoreBCABSKMBONQCNLNBNSPEYKNTNU
Glucose Monitoring Deviceout of 10000000000111
Lancetout of 10011001010111
Syringeout of 11111011110111
Test Stripout of 11011111010111
Provincial Subtotalout of 42133123130444
Covered ServicesScoreBCABSKMBONQCNLNBNSPEYKNTNU
Annual Examout of 11000001111111
Foot Careout of 10000001100001
Retinal Screeningout of 11111111111111
Provincial Subtotalout of 32111113322223
Combined ResultsScoreBCABSKMBONQCNLNBNSPEYKNTNU
Provincial Totalout of 2216.831414.0814.9213.7513.3315.3314.0815.5812.7517.0816.7515.75
Provincial Rankout of 1321087111269513134
Provincial Diabetes Intervention Index – Indicator Descriptions Click to Expand
Policy Interventions
Dietary Counseling - Does the provincial government provide a service that allows residents to receive dietary and nutritional advice via either the internet or telephone helpline?
0No internet or phone counselling provided
0.33Non-emergency medical advice available via phone hotline
0.67Dietician/nutritionist counselling available via phone hotline & non-emergency medical advice available via phone hotline
1Dietician/nutritionist counselling available via email and phone hotline & non-emergency medical advice available via phone hotline
Social Marketing - Has the provincial government initiated any educational social marketing campaigns on diet, nutrition and active lifestyles?
0No social marketing campaigns promoting healthy lifestyles
0.5Healthy lifestyles promoted via web-based social marketing campaign
1Healthy lifestyles promoted via campaigns incorporating both web-based and traditional media
Trans Fat - Has the provincial government imposed legislated limits on the sale of food products containing trans fats?
0No provincial legislation regulating the sale of food items containing trans fat
0.5Provincial legislation regulates the amount of trans fat allowable in food items sold in schools
1Provincial legislation regulates the amount of trans fat allowable in food items sold at food service establishments and in schools
Diabetes Management Counseling - Is diabetes management based therapy and counseling provided in a patient-centered, group, or patient-led setting?
0No diabetes therapy/counselling is provided
1Diabetes therapy/counselling is provided through programs administered by regional health authorities
1Diabetes therapy/counselling is provided through a provincially administered program
Aboriginal Policies - Have policies or programs aimed at the prevention, detection, or management of diabetes among Aboriginal peoples or communities been implemented?
0No diabetes-related programs or policies specifically targeting Aboriginal peoples/communities
0.33Programs have been implemented which aim to reduce the occurrence of diabetes among Aboriginal peoples/communities
0.67Programs have been implemented which screen for diabetes and assist Aboriginal peoples/communities in the management of the disease
1A comprehensive Aboriginal diabetes strategy has been implemented, including specific diabetes management and prevention programs
Smoking Cessation - Is smoking cessation counseling provided via the internet or telephone helpline, and/or are smoking cessation aids/medications covered under the public drug plan?
0No smoking cessation counselling is provided/No smoking cessation aids/medications are covered
0.25Smoking cessation counselling is provided via phone helpline
0.5Smoking cessation counselling is provided via both phone helpline and the internet
0.75Smoking cessation counselling is provided via a phone helpline, and cessation aids/medications are covered under the provincial drug plan
1Smoking cessation counselling is provided via both phone helpline and the internet, and cessation aids/medications are covered under the provincial drug plan
Diabetes Medications
0Drug not listed on provincial formulary, and therefore not available through public drug plan
0.5Drug listed on provincial formulary, but available only to those meeting eligibility criteria or conditions
1Drug listed on provincial formulary as full benefit; available to recipients who meet eligibility requirements under public drug plan
Meds for Diabetes Complications
0Drug not listed on provincial formulary, and therefore not available through public drug plan
0.5Drug listed on provincial formulary, but available only to those meeting eligibility criteria or conditions
1Drug listed on provincial formulary as full benefit; available to recipients who meet eligibility requirements under public drug plan
Supplies and Devices
0Supply or device not covered under the provincial health insurance plan
1Supply or device is covered under the provincial health insurance plan
Covered Services
0Service is covered under the provincial health insurance plan
1Service not covered under the provincial health insurance plan

The Canadian Diabetes Policy Database represents the first component of a larger project intended to document the implementation of proven cost-effective approaches to preventing, managing and treating chronic diseases across Canadian provinces and territories. This database considers health interventions that have proven cost-effective in both the Canadian context and throughout other OECD countries. It is designed to allow researchers, the public and policy makers from different provinces and territories to explore the range of health policies in Canada and learn about initiatives that have been implemented throughout the country.

Specifically, the data presented here explores a selection of policy interventions that address, either directly or indirectly, the prevention, management and treatment of Type-II Diabetes. In the near future, we plan to expand the range of policies examined to include interventions addressing other major chronic diseases such as Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cancers.

Please click on one of the tabs above to view tables detailing the data used in generating this map and describing the indicators contained in the database.

For a detailed account of how this data was compiled, please see our methodology section.

To view maps providing provincial-level comparison of each individual indicator contained in the database, please click here.

For additional data on topics related to diabetes in Canada, please see our Canadian Community Health Survey Data Dashboard.

Please Note: The above index is not intended to reflect either the efficacy or effective scope of the policies which form its basis. The primary aim of the index is to document the existence of provincial-level policies which fulfil specific criteria and are related to the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes.