New Down syndrome and diabetes content on AboutKidsHealth

Over the next few months, CAPHC Conversations will be featuring articles and resources from the AboutKidsHealth website.  For more information on AboutKidsHealth, check out their website, or contact Sean Schurr at

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The first week of November is Canadian Down Syndrome Week (CDSW), which celebrates people with Down syndrome and recognizes the positive impact they have in our communities. To coincide with this annual awareness week, AboutKidsHealth has updated its resources on
Down syndrome. Visit AKH to learn more about:

These articles provide accurate, up-to- date information to help educate parents and children, and dispel stereotypes and common misconceptions about people with Down syndrome.


November is also Diabetes Awareness Month, which aims to advocate for those living with diabetes and educate the public about risk, treatment and care. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day on November 14, be sure to take a look at AKH’s updated
Diabetes Resource Centre — with over ten articles added to a new “Living with diabetes” section. Some new articles include:

AboutKidsHealth is SickKids' health-education website, featuring more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on general and complex health topics. For more articles on Down syndrome, diabetes, and other health conditions, please visit


The CAPHC team is always interested in learning more about what is happening in the paediatric health care community. If you have a program, event, website, or initiative that you would like to share with the country, email for more information.