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The results of Canada’s 2019 federal election are in and Diabetes Canada would like to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of candidates from all parties who showed support for Canadians living with and affected by diabetes.

“Special thanks as well to Canadians from coast to coast who sent more than 30,000 letters to the candidates, urging support for a much needed nation-wide and comprehensive strategy to address the rising prevalence of diabetes and its life-threatening complications,” says Dr. Jan Hux, president and CEO for Diabetes Canada. “We will keep the  Diabetes 3600 momentum going by seeking support from incoming Parliamentarians from all parties for this investment in Canadians’ health. Diabetes 3600 supports those living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, those at risk of developing the disease as well as a multitude of health-related complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and lower limb amputations.”

With Diabetes Awareness month starting on November 1st, Diabetes Canada will look to elected MPs to support Diabetes 3600 and continue to advocate for this critical investment in a nation-wide plan to prevent (where possible), screen for and treat diabetes that will help more than 11 million Canadians. “A $150 million investment will save $20 billion in health-care costs and reduce over 770,000 new cases of diabetes in Canada in just 7 years. This small step will help save the lives of our family and friends.”

Category Tags: Advocacy & Policy;

Region: National

About Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

  • Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
  • Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
  • Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

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Sherry Calder, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications