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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes

Meet the people behind the numbers this November

Today, more than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes – a condition that, if left unchecked, puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This means that nearly 1 in 4 Canadians either has diabetes or prediabetes. More than 20 people are diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day. Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while they work to find a cure.

This November in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, the Association is asking individuals to visit diabetes.ca to see the stories of incredible volunteers, sponsors, members, partners, researchers and supporters – who are living healthy with diabetes, advocating for the cause and breaking ground towards a cure.

Join the Association in leading the fight against diabetes in your community by participating in a local Diabetes Awareness Month event or fundraising activity. Visit www.diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464) for more information.

Diabetes Awareness Month

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