Diabetes Current May 2014

May, 2014

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Research in Progress

From the Lab to the Pharmacy: How Drugs are Developed

Medications take many years before being approved in Canada.

Ever wondered why medications take so long to reach store shelves? Why exciting new developments in health care often won’t materialize into something that can help in the here and now? Find out just what it takes for medication to make it to pharmacy store shelves.

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Making Sure Latest Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Are Safe and Effective

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Incretin-based-therapies help maintain healthy blood glucose (sugar) levels for people with type 2 diabetes, but studying the long-term effects of these medications remains a priority.

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Fillet of Fish Burgers

Fillet of fish burger.

Need a summertime treat that's diabetes-friendly? These yummy fish burgers fit great with any backyard cookout!

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Local News

Ontario Election 2014: What You Need to Know

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June 12 is an important day for all people in Ontario living with diabetes. Find out what you need to know to make a difference in the upcoming election.

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Small Team Makes Big Difference at 36th Annual Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon

Team D participants

On May 11, a small but dedicated group of Team Diabetes participants ran in the 36th Annual Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon, and raised $2,700 for the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Register for Summer D-Camps!

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The Canadian Diabetes Association operates camps for children living with type 1 diabetes, and now is your last chance to register for summer 2014.

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Diabetic Youth in Action Meet-and-Greet to be Held in October

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If you’re a member of the Diabetic Youth in Action group or someone who has been living with type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years, don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle!

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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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