We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes!

Almost 100 years ago, the most celebrated Canadian medical discovery of the 20th century was made by Canadian researchers. Sadly, as we approach the centennial of the discovery of insulin, diabetes is an epidemic in Canada. It directly affects 11 million Canadians and costs our health care system $30 billion each year.

It’s time for Canada to do better. Email your MP to call for a nation-wide strategy to End Diabetes – Diabetes 360° – to be funded in Budget 2021!

Canada urgently needs a diabetes strategy

Since 2013, Canada has been without a strategy for diabetes or targets to help address the epidemic. Diabetes 360° is a comprehensive strategy that will address key needs for Canadians with or at risk of developing diabetes. We are asking elected officials from all parties to commit to supporting a strategy that will dramatically reduce diabetes in Canada and save our health-care system over $20 billion over 7 years.

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Diabetes is everyone's problem. Stand up and help us solve it.

Diabetes is a disease that impacts the lives of millions of Canadians. Without a comprehensive strategy, diabetes will continue to rise and take lives of family members and loved ones. It also affects us all. Diabetes costs our health-care system over $30 billion a year. By reducing diabetes, we will not only save lives, but save Canadian health-care. Are you ready to add your name and support the strategy?



Canadians die of diabetes-related complications every day
That's over 7,300 Canadians a year


Canadians are diagnosed with this devastating disease every day
That's over 226,000 Canadians a year


Canadians have a lower limb amputation because of diabetes every day
That's over 5,000 amputations a year


is spent by our health care system treating diabetes every day
That's over $30 billion spent a year

The numbers are startling, but there is hope. 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. Join thousands of Canadians now and tell your local MP to support the Diabetes 360° strategy.

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Why Canada needs a Diabetes strategy
Diabetes has given me much more than it has taken away, and I want to encourage youth with type 1 diabetes to reach for the stars.
Heather H.
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See how Diabetes 360° helps Canadian families like yours.

770,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes
245,000 fewer hospitalizations
34,000 fewer leg amputations
$20 billion+ tax dollars saved
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Ready for flight

February 22, 2019
On February 11, 2019, 22-year-old Austen McDonald made history. He became the first Canadian with type 1 diabetes to receive a medical certificate from Transport Canada, allowing him to fly commercially.
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Supporting a strategy to end the diabetes epidemic

November 27, 2018
Dustin Thorsten is a diabetes advocate who lives in Winnipeg. He participated in the Diabetes 360° advisory panel along with more than 100 groups and individuals from across Canada.Below, Dustin recounts the story of his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and why he supports a national strategy to end diabetes.
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It’s time for Canada to do better. Join tens of thousands of Canadians and email your MP to call for a nation-wide strategy to End Diabetes – Diabetes 360° – to be funded in Budget 2021!
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