1. Information on diabetes and reasons for the survey

It is well known that physical activity can help reduce the risks of developing diabetes, as well as help manage symptoms of those who are already affected by pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

The GFAL-D is a newly developed exercise and education program for older adults (55+) with pre-diabetes and type-2 diabetes, developed in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada. The GFAL-D is an 8-week exercise and education program to help sedentary older adults better manage their diabetes by providing the knowledge and tools they need to motivate them to live a more physically active lifestyle.

The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging has received some funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to offer an Online version of the Get Fit for Active Living with Diabetes Facilitator training course.

This wonderful opportunity will be available to ten lucky SFIC course participants free of charge. The successful applicants will need to demonstrate that there is a need for this program in their community, how they plan to implement the 8 week course, and that they are able to offer the 8 week course within 1 year of the online training session.

Successful applicants will be notified by September 21 if they can take the training for free.