Canadian Diabetes Association
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The Canadian Diabetes Association is an organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Its mission is to lead the fight against diabetes mellitus by helping Canadians with diabetes live healthy lives while work is continued to find a cure. The Association performs their mission by:
- Providing people with diabetes and healthcare professionals with education and services,
- Advocating on behalf of people with diabetes,
- Supporting research, and
- Translating research into practical applications.
Founded in 1953, the Association is active in more than 150 Canadian communities. It offers programs and services to include advocacy and diabetes research, summer camps for children living with type 1 diabetes, public education, outreach to high-risk groups, Healthy Living Series and symposia. Since 1975 and the establishment of the Charles H. Best Research Fund— named for insulin co-discoverer and Association co-founder Charles Best— the Association has awarded more than $100 million in grants to scientists who have dedicated their research to the fight against diabetes.
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