Diabetes Awareness Month - starts on November 1, 2019
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. 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.
Canada can no longer afford to ignore the impact of chronic health conditions on individuals, families, our health-care system and the economy. Help spread awareness this November by sharing your own diabetes-related story!
Let’s End Diabetes Together! #EndDiabetes
*Inclusive of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Key dates to remember
Diabetes Educator Day, November 6, 2019
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, 2019
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.
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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.
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Stories of inspiration
“Because type 2 has a connection with diet and exercise, people are shamed and blamed for their diabetes.”
Krista Banasiak, child of a parent with type 2 diabetesRead the full story
Tools & Resources
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"Causes" Of Diabetes
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