Diabetes Current

May, 2016

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With proper care, amputations can be prevented!

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In recognition of World Foot Health Awareness Month, the CDA has released a new report that addresses the benefits of public funding for foot care devices.

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Healthy Living

Register for our 2016 CDA Expos!

Learn about our upcoming CDA Expo in Kelowna

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

Learn about our upcoming CDA Expo in Kelowna

Gain the knowledge you need to take control of your health

Register today for a free webinar

Our webinar series continues this month with a focus on living with type 1 diabetes! Join the CDA and 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

Introducing the Canadian Guide to Living Well with Diabetes

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Attention book lovers! Developed by a team of health-care professionals, people living with diabetes and CDA staff, this new book is filled with easy-to-understand diabetes management information. It is now available to purchase online at Shop CDA.

Learn more about the guide

Celebrating and supporting the Type 1 community!

Review highlights from the Type 1 Expo on Storify

Hundreds of people from the Toronto area joined us in April for the CDA Type 1 Expo. Thanks to our many attendees, speakers and exhibitors for making it such an informative and memorable day!

Review highlights from the Type 1 Expo on Storify

Smoking matters when it comes to diabetes

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In recognition of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, the CDA is urging Canadians who smoke to take immediate action and quit smoking to improve their overall health.

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Special offer from the CDA and MedicAlert!

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It's ‪MedicAlert Month‬, and we've partnered with MedicAlert to offer a special discount on ‪IDs for people living with diabetes!

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This month’s Digital Healthy Living Calendar Recipe

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Looking for a healthy dinner with layers of flavour and texture? Mashed lentils make a great bed for tender halibut while fresh herbs add seasoning and zest.

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From the Spring 2016 digital issue of Diabetes Dialogue

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This recipe video for our zucchini and yellow split pea saute was included in our latest digital issue. Visit our website to learn more and subscribe!

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Research in Progress

This Healthy Vision Month, learn how to help protect yourself from diabetic retinopathy

Read more about preventing diabetic retinopathy

Many people who should be screened for retinopathy, a common diabetes complication, are not getting regularly scheduled eye exams. Do you know when you are due for an eye check-up? This article provides important information about retinopathy and what you can do to help prevent it.

Read more about preventing diabetic retinopathy

Support in Action

Help us make a difference in a child's life!

Learn how your support changes lives

The CDA's national network of D-Camps helps kids with type 1 diabetes indulge their sense of fun and adventure in a diabetes-friendly environment.

Learn how your support changes lives

Show some love this Father's Day!

Give a thoughtful gift online in seconds

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

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Where will your donation take you?

Book your free home pick-up online in seconds

From now until July 31, Clothesline and the CDA invite you to take part in our spring campaign. Schedule a free home pick-up for your gently-used clothing donations, and you could win a $5,000 travel voucher or one of ten $500 VISA gift cards!

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Regional News

Find an event in your area!

Visit our website to find an event near you

Each and every week, the CDA hosts a wide range of educational events, support groups and fundraisers all across the country. Learn more about what's happening in your community!

Visit our website to find an event near you



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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