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Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

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Canadian Diabetes Association

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  1. Canadian Diabetes Association Kervin Sagesse

  2. Mission • The Diabetes Educator Section, a multi-disciplinary professional section of the Canadian Diabetes Association, • will provide Diabetes Educators and other health care professionals with the knowledge for the prevention, • early identification and optimal management of diabetes through professional education, • accessible support and consultation, advocacy and research

  3. History • The Canadian Diabetes Association is proud to be a leading supporter of diabetes research in Canada. • Since 1975 and the establishment of the Charles H. • Best Research Fund – named for insulin co-discoverer and Association co-founder Charles Best – the Association has awarded more than $95 million in research grants to scientists who have dedicated themselves to the fight against diabetes.

  4. Goals • High cholesterol usually refers to high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. • The main goal is to lower LDL-cholesterol • . Check with your health care provider to find out if you should be on medication to accomplish this. • Weight management • , healthy eating and regular physical activity will also help you reach this goal. • This pamphlet will help you make healthy choices

  5. Statistics • There has been a 10-to-30 fold increase in American children with type 2 diabetes in the past 10 to 15 years. • Most of these children are from ethnic groups at high risk for type 2 diabetes, i.e. African, • Hispanic and Asian descent. Given that 77 per cent of new Canadians are from these populations, the rate of type 2 diabetes in this country is expected to skyrocket in coming years

  6. Slogan and Logo

  7. Deferent Way of participation • Across the country, • the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. • We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of donors, • volunteers, • employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and corporate partners. • Through the support of these many partners, • the Association is able to provide research support, outstanding programs, advocacy and valuable services to people living with diabetes. • Your generosity allows us to help the 9 million Canadians with diabetes or prediabetes live life to the fullest while we search for a cure

  8. Different ways of how people can donate • Communities for diabetes • Team Diabetes • Clothesline • Health partners • Planned Giving

  9. Events • Reykjavik Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 Reykjavik, Iceland • Edinburgh Saturday, May 24th, 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland • Madrid Sunday, April 27th, 2014 Madrid, Spain

  10. Contact Information • Telephone: (519) 673-1752 • Fax: (519) 660-8992 • E-mail: banting@diabetes.ca

  11. Other Information • As any travel agent or stranded tourist will tell you, planning ahead is the key to a successful trip. • And this is particularly true for people with diabetes - a little forethought will take you a long way and help keep you healthy once you are there. • Whether you want to hike in the Canadian Rockies or lie in the Florida sunshine, • you can turn to the Canadian Diabetes Association for travel tips to help you to make your journey safer and more successful

  12. Web site address • http://www.diabetes.ca/diabetes-and-you/living/guidelines/travel/