We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes.
100 years ago, Canadians discovered insulin.
The discovery of insulin changed lives, but 100 years later more Canadians have diabetes than ever before. Insulin is not enough. It’s the starting line, not the finish line for diabetes.
Did you know?
- Diabetes or prediabetes affects 1 in 3 Canadians. Soon it will affect 1 in 2 Canadians.
- Diabetes affects nearly 11.5 million Canadians.
- Diabetes is one of Canada's most successful diseases. It causes blindness, heart attacks and strokes. It takes lives, even with help from insulin.
- Our healthcare system spends almost $82 million treating diabetes every day.
Facts like these are the driving force behind our “We Can’t Wait Another 100 Years” campaign, which commemorates the discovery of insulin but also addresses the urgency about diabetes.
We believe that with your help, we can End Diabetes in Canada.
We can all play a role in ending diabetes
The 100-year anniversary of the discovery of insulin is almost over, but it’s not too late to take action. Since the discovery of insulin, management of diabetes has improved—but insulin is not a cure, and we can’t wait another 100 years.
We can all play a role in ending diabetes. Whether it’s raising awareness, having your A1C tested, knowing your risk, or supporting life-saving research towards a cure—every action, no matter how big or small, makes a difference.
The time for action is now.