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Latest Canadian Diabetes Association Stories

2014-04-07 12:32:49

A vision for Canadians with diabetes to live to their full potential OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) released the Diabetes Charter for Canada (Charter) across the country, today, on World Health Day. The Charter aims to empower Canadians with diabetes and their caregivers, while also providing governments with a standard of care to ensure there is comparable support for people living with diabetes across the country. "The need for the...

2014-04-02 12:31:36

A vision for Canadians with diabetes to live to their full potential OTTAWA, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - On April 7, 2014, World Health Day, the Canadian Diabetes Association will host events across the country to introduce the Diabetes Charter for Canada (Charter), which supports a shared voice for the diabetes community and presents a common vision for diabetes prevention and management, support and care. The goal of the Charter is to inspire a grassroots initiative to create...

2013-04-08 08:30:02

New recommendations enable personalized treatment approach for more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes TORONTO, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association today released its 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada (the Guidelines) that aim to improve prevention strategies and the quality of care for those living with the disease. The importance of these Guidelines is highlighted by the fact...

2013-04-03 12:28:59

TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - On Monday, April 8th the Canadian Diabetes Association, a global leader in diabetes care, will introduce the new 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada. WHAT: Leading experts from the Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee will unveil the new guidelines that highlight new recommendations for diabetes, including screening, treatment and care that will...

2012-11-29 08:29:31

New report makes releases recommendations to enhance country's drug review process OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association today issued a new report, Common Ground: Exploring Opportunities to Enhance the Drug Review Process in Canada, recommending enhancements to Canada's drug review process. Its intent: to ensure that all Canadians have access to the drugs they need to manage their health. "Currently, equity and access depend on where people live as well...

2012-10-25 07:29:52

BRAMPTON, Ontario, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JDRF is pleased to announce a new fundraising initiative for people living with diabetes, Karate Chops Diabetes - a twelve-hour, action-packed martial arts marathon hosted by The Academy of Martial Arts (AMA). Through this program, AMA has committed to raise a minimum of $250,000 in support of JDRF. The fundraising event will be open to the public and held at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario, on November 24, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until...

2012-10-10 07:27:54

Have your voice heard this October and November at whatacuremeans2me.com TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - With more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, chances are, many Canadians know someone living with the disease. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month, the Canadian Diabetes Association is introducing the "What a Cure Means to Me" campaign. The goal is to give a voice to people living with diabetes in communities all across the country. Throughout the...

2012-07-31 02:28:09

Canadian Diabetes Association welcomes the Council of the Federation report recommendations TORONTO, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada has one of the highest rates of diabetes per capita in the world, at 9.2 per cent compared to other OECD countries.  Even more concerning is that Canada's rate of diabetes-related mortality is the third-highest among its peer countries.  Diabetes also costs our healthcare system nearly $12 billion annually, however complications account for 80...

2012-04-24 02:29:03

Clothesline(®) program holding clothing and electronics collection event with goal of collecting 1 million kilograms in donations TORONTO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The days are longer, the grass is greener--and spring cleaning season is upon us!  This spring, support the Clothesline(®) program by donating your gently used clothing and small electronics to help reach a goal of collecting one million kilograms of donated items across Canada. The second annual 'Fill A...

2012-04-23 06:27:43

Canadian Diabetes Association's report provides a vision to enhance the nation's drug review process TORONTO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new report by the Canadian Diabetes Association, despite improvements to Canada's drug review process since the introduction of the Common Drug Review, significant challenges remain with the overall drug review process, making it particularly difficult for those living with chronic conditions such as diabetes to get equal and...