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Diabetes Awareness Month Canada 2020

Let's end diabetes together


November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month is a time when communities across the country team up to bring awareness to diabetes and urge action to tackle the diabetes epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has created even more urgency as adults living with diabetes are at greater risk of developing serious symptoms and complications, like pneumonia, and they are almost three times more likely to die in hospital. Today, one in three Canadians has diabetes* or prediabetes, and those at age 20 now face a 50 per cent chance of developing the disease. That staggering number speaks to the epidemic diabetes has become across Canada.

With 2021, and the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin just around the corner, Canada can’t afford to ignore the impact of this chronic disease on individuals, families, our healthcare system and the economy. Help spread awareness this November and support us in the fight to End Diabetes! 

Let’s End Diabetes Together! #EndDiabetes

*Inclusive of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Key dates to remember

Diabetes Educator Day, November 4, 2020

This is an opportunity to honour the important work carried out by diabetes educators across Canada. Be sure to reach out to your local diabetes educators in your communities to thank them for all that they do!

World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2020

A global event and official United Nation’s World Health Day that unites the global diabetes community. Don’t forget to wear blue and snap a photo for social sharing using #EndDiabetes.

Help us #EndDiabetes

For the millions of Canadians affected by this disease!

Social Toolkit

The Diabetes Canada social toolkit for all your social needs during National Diabetes Awareness Month.

This November, here's how you can take action:

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We can answer your questions about diabetes, diagnosis, and other concerns.


1-800-BANTING (226-8464)

Did you know?

Next year, 2021, will mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. We can’t wait another hundred years to change life for all those affected by diabetes. Help us End Diabetes. Spreading awareness is easy! Share one or all of our infographics on your social networks using #EndDiabetes.

How we help

With the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin on the horizon in 2021, it is our time to stand up to the diabetes epidemic and finally END the disease that has taken the lives of too many. Supporting research is the only hope to End Diabetes and your special holiday gift today will make such a huge difference.

We need your help

Stories of inspiration

“My grandmother was diagnosed with type 2 and had a stroke. I wanted to apply my knowledge of metabolism to help people with diabetes. ”

Dr. Gregory Steinberg, professor and researcher

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