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October, 2016

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Take the test and learn your risk!

Visit diabetestest.ca to take the test in minutes

One in three Canadians already has diabetes or prediabetes and many don't know it. This fall, the CDA is calling on all Canadians to take a short online #type2test and learn their risk for type 2 diabetes!

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Participate in the 21 Day Challenge to End Diabetes!

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Help raise vital funds to find a cure for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, while building healthy new habits that can prevent type 2. Share your progress and challenge your friends and family. Just 21 days can make a lifetime of difference!

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CDA commends WHO’s support for tax on sugary drinks

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On World Obesity Day, the World Health Organization called for global action to reduce consumption of sugary drinks. The CDA applauds this announcement, and calls on our governments to take action.

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Follow these tips for a safe and fun Halloween

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Halloween doesn't have to be a difficult time for children living with type 1 diabetes. By planning ahead and talking to your children, their teachers and their friends about what to expect, you can provide your kids with a fun and safe Halloween.

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Healthy Living

Complications and challenges for people living with diabetes

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As care providers at a centre where people receive support in managing their diabetes, the staff at BC Diabetes are keenly aware of the challenges that complications pose for people living with the disease.

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Register for our remaining fall 2016 CDA Expos!

Register online today and join us!

Our fall CDA Expo series continues in cities across Canada! These free events offer incredible opportunities to learn about diabetes self-management while connecting and motivating people living with diabetes.

Register online today and join us!

Don't miss our fall 2016 webinar series!

Register now for the free webinars of your choice

Starting in November, join the CDA and our expert speakers for a series of engaging webinar sessions, from the comfort of your own computer! Each webinar includes a 45-minute presentation followed by a brief Q&A session.

Register now for the free webinars of your choice

CDA supports Canadian government focus on healthy eating

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“We’re happy to see many initiatives in this comprehensive strategy that we’ve been advocating, such as revising Canada’s Food Guide, improving nutrition labelling and restricting food and beverage marketing to children,” says Dr. Jan Hux, the CDA's Chief Science Officer.

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Diwali and diabetes: Less sweets and more sweetness

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With more than five days of continuous Diwali festivities, it can be difficult to stay focused on your diet. Following these few simple tips may keep you from overindulging, and help you enjoy the holiday to the fullest.

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This month's Digital Healthy Living Calendar recipe

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Spice-flavoured rice dishes, like our basmati rice with cumin-flavoured squash, are called pulaos in South Asian cooking. They are also known as pilafs.

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Support in Action

Where will your donation take you?

Book your free home pick-up online in seconds

From now until November 30, Clothesline and the CDA invite you to take part in our fall campaign. Schedule a free home pick-up for your gently-used clothing donations, and you could win a $5,000 travel voucher that can be used anywhere around the world, or one of 10 $500 VISA gift cards!

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Regional News

Find an event in your area!

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Learn more about the health fairs, workshops, regional fundraisers and door-to-door campaigns coming your way. Check our listings to see what's happening in your region!

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