Diabetes Current October 2014

October, 2014

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Take the Test and You Could Win a $5,000 Financial Portfolio

Take the Test and You Could Win

All those who visit DontBeRisky.ca and complete the CANRISK test from Oct.15 to Nov.30 can enter a draw to win one of three Money for Life experiences – including a grand prize of a $5,000 financial portfolio of investment and/or insurance products – courtesy of Sun Life Financial. In addition, for each test taken Novo Nordisk will donate $1 to diabetes research!

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2014 Walmart Mom of the Year Donates $10,000 to the CDA

Wal-Mart Mom of the Year Donates $10,000

Ewa Gajda immigrated to Canada when she was 18-years-old, not knowing a word of English, and began her journey towards becoming a nurse. Throughout the 35 years she spent working in a hospital she saw the impact of diabetes on the lives of her patients. Now she’s going the extra mile to make sure people living with diabetes get the help they need.

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Get a Discount on Your MedicAlert® Bracelet

MedicAlert bracelet special discount

The Canadian Diabetes Association has partnered with MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) to offer a special discount on MedicAlert IDs for Canadians living with diabetes.

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D-Camps Registration Opens November 14

D-Camps registration opens November 14

Register online for any of our 12 overnight camps across Canada for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.

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Healthy Living

8 Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Halloween tips

Boo! Halloween can be a challenge for kids with diabetes, but it doesn't have to be terrifying for parents. Here are some tips for parents hoping to guide their children through the spooky season.

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This November 5 Help Us Celebrate Diabetes Educator Day

November 5 is Diabetes Educator Day

November 5, 2014 the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) will recognize Diabetes Educator Day, and honour the important work diabetes educators provide. Learn more about this important day!

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Bubba Vermette: A Life Changed by Type 2 Diabetes

Bubba Vermette has a story about living with type 2 diabetes

Bubba Vermette has a story for anyone who will listen: Living with type 2 diabetes has changed his life and his health for the better.

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Wild Rice and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wild Rice and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe

The sweetness of the apple here complements the delicate flavours of squash, celery and thyme.

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Research in Progress

Children Who Take an Active Role in their Diabetes Care Stay Healthier

New research shows children with diabetes should take an active role in their own care

Researcher Dr. Donna Koller interviewed children and teens to find out how well they understood their diabetes. Her findings: Young people did best when they were educated about diabetes, offered emotional support, and actively participate in their own health care.

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Local News

Don't Miss the Toronto Diabetes Expo


Don't miss our free Toronto Diabetes Expo on November 13, 2014. Featuring onstage educational programming and an exhibitor area, you'll have an opportunity to bring your medical questions and learn more about your diabetes!

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Register Now for our South Asian Diabetes Expo

Register for our South Asian Diabetes Expo

This year's annual South Asian Diabetes Expo in Toronto, on November 29, 2014, focuses on the theme of cardiovascular health and diabetes. Register now for this full day of onstage programming, complemented by an exhibitor area featuring diabetes-related projects and services.

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Diabetes Current is a monthly e-newsletter published by Diabetes Canada. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the editor at enewsletters@diabetes.ca.

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