A new partnership has been formed between the Canadian Diabetes Association and The University of Western Ontario. Together, the two organisations aim to develop a National Diabetes Management Strategy .
The partnership, rumoured to be in the region of 5 million dollars, will help advance both the treatment and management of diabetics, and improve the quality of life amongst Canadian diabetic patients.
Michael Howlett, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Diabetes Associatio, reportedly said: “The Canadian Diabetes Association is proud to partner with the University of Western Ontario to ensure Canadians living with diabetes receive the best possible care. It was here in London that Sir Frederick Banting had the idea for insulin, a discovery that has saved countless lives worldwide. Since our founding by co-discoverer of insulin, Dr. Charles Best, over 50 years ago, the Canadian Diabetes Association has grown tremendously to our current position as a world-class leader and expert in diabetes.”
The news will be welcomed by the Canadian healthcare system, who currently face a figure of approximately 13.2 billion dollars annually. The prevalence of diabetes is growing throughout the country.

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