Stop Diabetes Canada
• Dramatic weight loss can result in better glycemic control and diabetes remission in obese people, thereby preventing blindness, amputations and even death.
• New research is showing some genetic component in diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes. However, lifestyle factors play a key part in the disease's progression.
• Insulin helps manage diabetes, but doesn't cure it. It helps remove glucose from the bloodstream keeping blood sugar levels in check. However, taking insulin doesn't actually correct the underlying problem.
• Recent research shows weight loss of just one kilogram decreases risk of diabetes by 33 percent but gaining one kilogram increases risk by 49 percent.
Make a Donation
Follow these simple steps to make a one-time donation to help stop diabetes.
If it's within your means to give more often, you can also set up monthly donations.
Donate Your Old Stuff
Not everyone is in the position to make a cash donation, that's why donating used clothing and old cell phones or PDA's is a practical and cost-effective way to help stop diabetes with the added bonus of decreasing the burden on our environment. Click here to donate your used goods.
Give Your Time
You can also personally reach out to help people prevent or cope with diabetes by giving the gift of your time through volunteer work at your local branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Join Team Diabetes
Walk, run or cycle in support of over 3 million Canadians living with diabetes. Team Diabetes members train to complete a full or half marathon or shorter distance race at exciting Canadian and international destinations. You don't have to be an athlete to sign up!