Is Diabetes a Bar to Immigrating?

I am often asked whether diabetes makes an applicant medically inadmissible to Canada. As with many medical issues, the answer is “it depends.”

Diabetes is not – generally speaking – a bar to immigration if there is no nerve end damage and it can be controlled with diet, medication or insulin.

However, an assessment is always based on personal circumstances and a medical exam. Please get legal advice and a medical opinion before deciding if your diabetes will prevent you from immigrating to Canada.

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile