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December, 2017

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Your gift can help End Diabetes Now

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Suzy worries about herself, her kids, and the millions of others like her who fight this battle everyday. We are honoured to share her story, and we invite you to learn more and find out how you can help.

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Diabetes Canada welcomes Disability Tax Credit review

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The Canada Revenue Agency has pledged to return to using the pre-May 2017 clarification letter for Disability Tax Credit applications. With your support, we’ll continue to raise our collective voices on issues that impact people living with diabetes.

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Take the test and learn your risk!

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One in three Canadians already has diabetes or prediabetes and many don't know it. This holiday season, we invite you to take the #Type2Test in minutes and learn your risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Dr. Michael Riddell on the Diabetes Canada Podcast

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On Episode Seven of the Diabetes Canada Podcast, we talk to Dr. Michael Riddell of York University about physical fitness, his own diabetes story (he and his son have type 1 diabetes), and his experiences with D-Skate and our D-Camps program!

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Healthy Living

Did you miss our type 1 diabetes webinar series?

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Thank you for joining us throughout 2017 for a free series of engaging and informative webinars! Our final three webinars featured expert advice on travelling with diabetes, budgeting for diabetes health costs, and new and emerging advances in diabetes management.

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This month’s Healthy Living Calendar Recipe

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"Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and flavours," says Toronto-based registered dietitian Vanita Pais. "Nutrient-rich vegetables also contain fibre, which helps you feel full for longer."

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The diagnosis that changed Shaun MacDonald's life

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"I have no feeling in the tip of my index finger on my left hand, thanks to all the pricking. But it's been worth it. My wife's proud of me. My kids have seen the positive changes, and they're starting to eat healthier, too."

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Research in Progress

Diabetes Canada research studies the impact of urban living on type 2 diabetes

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As part of Cities Changing Diabetes, a global health initiative that is working to slow the growing epidemic of diabetes in cities across the world, Diabetes Canada is heading up an exciting new research project.

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Diabetes Canada and Weight Watchers team up

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Weight loss is beneficial to those with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Canada recognizes the Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale program as an effective way to lose weight through healthy eating and physical activity.

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Tips for managing the "dawn phenomenon"

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Early morning highs in blood glucose (the "dawn phenomenon") are common in people with diabetes. The tips in this sponsored supplement from OneTouch® can help you manage them.

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Support in Action

Make history with your own Banting House brick!

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Insulin has been saving lives for almost one hundred years. You can build upon the work of Dr. Banting by purchasing a personalized, commemorative brick at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada.

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Declutter your home and fight diabetes

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Get a head start on your New Year's Resolutions! Your donation of gently used clothing and household goods supports vital diabetes programs and research. Book your free home pick-up, or find a drop box near you!

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