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Cree Diabetes Information System (CDIS)

What is the Cree Diabetes Information System (CDIS)?

The Cree Diabetes Information System (CDIS) was created in 1996 by CBHSSJB Public Health Department, at the request of Cree leadership, to respond to the growing problem of diabetes in Eeyou Istchee. 

The CDIS is a database used for the clinical management of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or a history of gestational diabetes. Its primary goal is to serve as a clinical tool to improve patient care management. 
The secondary goal of CDIS is to provide data on the state of diabetes in Eeyou Istchee, to inform preventative program planning, human and material resource planning, and other community-level planning. 

Reports based on CDIS data are prepared and disseminated every 3 – 5 years to the CBHSSJB Board of Directors, clinical staff, CMC directors and proximity directors, diabetes program coordinators, regional Public Health, local and regional political leadership. 

The report provides public health surveillance data to communities and regional authorities as part of the broader mandate of the Public Health Department to monitor and report on the health of the population.- 

Diabetes was declared a priority for the CBHSSJB in the 2016-2021 Strategic Regional Plan. 

The 2021 CDIS reports were significantly delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Incidence prevalence
  • Incidence refers to new cases in a specified time period. 
  • Prevalence refers to existing cases of disease in a specified time period.

The brief statistical update was disseminated in Winter 2024.

Other CDIS reports are expected to be completed by 2025. 

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Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high sugar level in the blood.

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