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In June, our members of Parliament (MPs) go home for the summer. With your help, we can give them and all candidates in the upcoming federal election something to think about: a nation-wide diabetes strategy, or Diabetes 360⁰ for short. Just sign our new petition to show your support.

What could this strategy mean for the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes?

“For me, it’s all about helping people with diabetes, from getting funding to live healthy lives, to creating diabetes awareness and education among those with or at risk for the disease.”—Siva Swaminathan, living with type 1 diabetes

“Everyone knows about diabetes, but a lot of people don’t fully understand how serious it can be.”—Bubba Vermette, living with type 2 diabetes

“It’s hard to be motivated to stay on top of your diabetes in your late teens.”—Sarah Struthers, living with type 1 diabetes

“My struggle with obesity and diabetes has been long and challenging. It wasn't until I decided to take responsibility for myself and my disease that my life started to change. I hope to spread the message of health and recovery to my people." —Rainier Ward, living with type 2 diabetes

“While it’s important to prevent diabetes, we also need excellent tools and strategies to support those living with this disease.” —Dr. Sonia Butalia, endocrinologist and researcher

Join our Canada Needs a Diabetes Strategy petition campaign now because a nation-wide strategy can’t wait. Just ask Dustin Thorsten: “[Diabetes 360°] is a solution and strategy that our federal government can support that will work to improve screening and earlier diagnosis[...] and prevent situations such as mine.”

Please take a minute to visit Diabetes 360⁰ Strategy and sign the petition before the summer break.

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.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).


Author: Denise Barnard

Category Tags: Advocacy & Policy, Announcements;

Region: National