Diabetes Current

April, 2016

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Focusing on diabetes and its global impact

Read what people living with diabetes had to say

April 7 was World Health Day, and the focus this year was on the impact of diabetes around the world. Here in Canada, the CDA is proud to partner with everyone affected by diabetes, and to help them take charge of their health.

Read what people living with diabetes had to say

A promising budget for Canadians living with diabetes

Read our official statement on the budget

The CDA supports the Canadian government's commitment of $8.4 billion over five years to improve the conditions of indigenous communities, which includes $270 million for health infrastructure.

Read our official statement on the budget

The CDA applauds government investment in research

Learn more about this partnership

We are excited to partner with the Canadian government as it invests in the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), which will include a new network dedicated to diabetes research.

Learn more about this partnership

Celebrating our national network of volunteers

Read a statement from our President and CEO

From April 10 to 16, the CDA was proud to celebrate the more than 40,000 volunteers across the country whose commitment, energy and talent make our work possible!

Read a statement from our President and CEO

Healthy Living

Register for our 2016 CDA Expos!

Learn about our CDA Expos in Regina and Kelowna

Thanks to all those who joined us in Winnipeg this month! Our free CDA Expos offer opportunities to learn about diabetes self-management while connecting and motivating people living with diabetes. Register today!

Learn about our CDA Expos in Regina and Kelowna

Gain the knowledge you need to take control of your health

Register today for a free webinar

Our webinar series continues in May with a focus on living with type 1 diabetes! Join our expert speakers from the comfort of your own computer. Each webinar includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a brief Q&A session.

Register today for a free webinar

World Health Day Tweet Chat with Dr. Jan Hux

Review the highlights of the chat on Storify

Prior to World Health Day, the CDA hosted a live tweet chat with Dr. Jan Hux, our Chief Science Officer. Thanks to those of you who joined us to discuss self-management and diabetes!

Review the highlights of the chat on Storify

This month's Digital Healthy Living Calendar Recipe

Visit our website to view this recipe and many more

It's always fun to sneak in a secret ingredient! Protein satisfies a big hunger, and this twist on an old favourite is a perfect way to do it.

Visit our website to view this recipe and many more

Research in Progress

CDA-funded research explores the link between low vitamin D during pregnancy and the risk of diabetes

Read more about this exciting new research

Vitamin D, sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, is best known for its ability to help build strong bones and teeth. But did you know vitamin D may also play a role in preventing diabetes during pregnancy and type 2 diabetes later in life? Research by CDA-funded investigator, Dr. Ravi Retnakaran, has provided new knowledge on this relationship.

Read more about this exciting new research

Support in Action

"Don't stop living your life. Go on adventures!"

Read Tyler's story and learn more about Team Diabetes

Diabetes has not stopped Team Diabetes member Tyler Pearce from doing the things he loves most, including hiking, biking, running and travelling to some of the most beautiful places in the world.

Read Tyler's story and learn more about Team Diabetes

Show some love this Mother's Day!

Give a thoughtful gift online in seconds

Make a donation to the CDA in honour of the moms in your life and, at your request, we'll send a great looking Mother's Day eCard on their behalf.

Give a thoughtful gift online in seconds

Thanks for giving to Clothesline this Earth Day!

Book your free home pick-up online in seconds

On April 22, Clothesline donors across Canada celebrated Earth Day by booking a free home pick-up for their gently-used clothing and household goods. It's never too late to donate!

Book your free home pick-up online in seconds

Regional News

East meets west at the 5th Annual Baubles for Banting Fundraising Gala

Learn more and get your tickets today!

On May 12, the CDA invites you to sip, nibble and bid to help us raise funds to support those living with or affected by diabetes. Join us at Vancouver's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for the fifth annual Baubles for Banting Gala, presented by Sandman Hotel Group and Sutton Place Hotel Company.

Learn more and get your tickets today!

An annual fundraising feast at the Meal

Get your tickets before they're gone!

The Meal has raised over $1.6 million towards diabetes research. Now in its 34th year, a group of chefs will once again serve a feast of culinary delights. Julie Atchison and Nick Paparella of CTV London and Bill Brady will co-emcee the evening.

Get your tickets before they're gone!

Race, run or walk with SudburyROCKS!!!

Learn more and register today!

In the past 10 years, the SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes has raised just over $500,000 for the CDA. Join a growing movement to take strides in beating diabetes!

Learn more and register today!



Diabetes Current is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Canadian Diabetes Association. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the editor at enewsletters@diabetes.ca.

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