Thirsty, frequent urination, no energy…the inability to produce insulin or produce it properly can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves if left untreated. Over 9 million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes. The total cost to society every year is over $12 billion, and this is expected to exceed $17 billion by 2020.
THEN: Although diabetes is a very old condition, it wasn’t until Canada’s Dr. Fredrick Banting discovered insulin in 1921 that progress would begin to be made in the treatment and management of diabetes.
Enter the Canadian Diabetes Association.
NOW: The Association’s goal is to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes to find a cure. The research it has funded has contributed to key advances in understanding the disease. The Association also promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.