Terry Lewis is the Manager of Community Engagement for Atlantic Canada with Diabetes Canada. Terry joined Diabetes Canada in January 2009 as the fundraising coordinator for PEI and was promoted to his current position in the fall of 2012.
He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the fall of 2001 at the age of 29 and after 18 successful years in sales, he decided to join Diabetes Canada to help make a difference in the lives of others living with the same condition as he was. He also has two older sisters and a nephew who live with type 1 diabetes.
Terry currently manages the fundraising team in Atlantic along with overseeing the day to day operations of the PEI office. He has also been very actively involved in most aspects of the organization, including volunteer management, fundraising, government relations and advocacy issues, communications and public relations.
He is driven to ensure people with diabetes are treated with respect and dignity and have adequate access to medications and health-care services so they can live healthy productive lives.
Industry Expertise (2)
Areas of Expertise (8)
Government Relations & Public Affairs
Living With Type 1 Diabetes
- Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce
Media Appearances (5)
Masquerade ball will raise money for Canadian Diabetes Association
Journal Pioneer online
For many girls, their high school prom is something they’ll never forget, and a time they wish they could relive. That’s why Chantelle Clements decided to throw a masquerade ball for an adult-style prom. However, men and women won’t just be dressing up, partying, and posing for pictures. Money from the tickets is going to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Important new initiatives in Diabetes care and treatment will benefit Islanders
Health PEI online
The new Prince Edward Island Diabetes Strategy and Insulin Pump Program for Children and Youth will help Islanders who are living with or at risk of developing diabetes, says Health and Wellness Minister Doug Currie.
National diabetes charter aims to improve standard across Canada
The Guardian online
Parent talks about need to strengthen awareness and education on P.E.I. Liz MacArthur doesn’t want to see more children discriminated against just because they suffer from diabetes.
We asked, they answered: the Call for Commitment to a Catastrophic Drug Program
Canadian Cancer Society online
The Prince Edward Island Health Charities Network has spoken up for the thousands of Islanders who are struggling to access the medications they need. We asked your political party leaders for their commitment and action plan to support these Islanders, no matter disease or condition.
Vogue Optical partners with Canadian Diabetes Association
Vogue Optical online
Vision loss is a serious complication for people living with diabetes. Vogue Optical has partnered with the Canadian Diabetes Association in Atlantic Canada to support leading-edge research and continued programs and services to support people living with diabetes. Known as diabetic retinopathy, it is the most common cause of blindness in people under age 65 and the most common cause of new blindness in North America.