We have created a new tool, the 2012 Proclamation, which will help you share the messages of the Cure Campaign with local government officials and media. The document lays out the important messages we want to communicate as we create awareness and build relationships within our communities.
Today, more than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. That’s 1 in 4 Canadians - children, parents, aunts and uncles, close friends and colleagues - the harsh reality is that you likely know someone who is living with diabetes or prediabetes.
Prediabetes is a condition where the blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If left unchecked, having prediabetes puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Each year, diabetes costs the Canadian economy $12.2 billion, and, by 2020, it's expected to rise to $16.9 billion. The Association recently published Diabetes: Canada at a Tipping Point - Charting a New Path, in partnership with Diabète Québec. This report assesses the burden of diabetes and the government response across Canada, Unless action is taken, diabetes will threaten the lives of millions more Canadians and the future sustainability of the Canadian healthcare system and our economy. The report calls for immediate government action to 'tip' the course of diabetes.
Join the Association - and its thousands of active supporters that include volunteers, employees, health-care professionals, researchers and partners - from coast-to-coast-to-coast in pledging to take action and lead the fight against diabetes this November and beyond!