Every 3 minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed.
Diabetes or prediabetes affects one third of all people in Canada. That’s 11.7 million of us.
And it’s not slowing down.
This number is expected to increase 19% within the next decade.
And half of all young adults are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in their remaining lifetime.
Everyone living with diabetes is at risk of devastating health complications like blindness, kidney failure, limb amputation, heart disease and stroke.
That’s why we urgently need your help to End Diabetes.
Diabetes is one of Canada's most successful diseases.
Diabetes causes blindness, heart attack, limb amputation and strokes. It takes lives, even with help from insulin.
Our healthcare system spends almost $82 million treating diabetes every day.
Even with treatment, diabetes can reduce a person's lifespan by 5-15 years.
1 in 3 people with diabetes develop retinopathy, which is the most common form of sight loss.
In 2022 alone, another 236,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with diabetes.
Your support today can help End Diabetes.
Diabetes Canada has committed over $7.1 million towards advancing research discoveries, improving treatments and eventually finding a cure.
And that’s not all:
We’re urging governments to implement evidence-based prevention, screening, and treatment interventions.
We’re advocating tirelessly for people living with diabetes to have improved access to their medications and devices to save them money.
And we’ve successfully advocated for a new nation-wide framework to address the prevalence, health consequences, and costs of diabetes.
Together, we can keep working towards a cure and End Diabetes for millions of Canadians. How can you help today? There are many ways you can take action to help End Diabetes, including joining our upcoming national virtual event — Lace Up to End Diabetes.
Spend your September with people across Canada who are challenging themselves to #LaceUpYourWay and bring us closer to the finish line. #LetsEndDiabetes.