Diabetes is one of Canada’s most common chronic diseases, affecting people regardless of age, weight, or health.
This spring, the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (ADF) is running an awareness campaign to educate people about diabetes, its prevention, and its impact on Albertans and around the world.
For over 35 years, the Alberta-based organization (located here in Edmonton at the University of Alberta!) has been committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. They have received international recognition for world-class research that has become the foundation’s backbone.
Lindsay Burnham, Executive Director of the ADF, recently shared in an interview with Global News that “every 06 seconds someone dies of diabetes, or a complication related to this disease,” and according to the TV network, “more than 400,000 Albertans have been diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and this is only expected to rise.”
You can watch Global TV’s interview with Lindsay Burnham here.
Currently, the Alberta Diabetes Institute (ADI) has over 50 talented researchers working to find a cure for diabetes. An exciting breakthrough is the “Beta Cell Regeneration Project” by Dr. Jean Buteau. He is testing an oral drug to treat and potentially cure type 1 diabetes. The project is heading into clinical trials in the coming months, providing an opportunity to get closer to curing the disease.
Diabetes can only be cured through research, and funding is critical to accomplishing this goal. At CAM LLP, we are committed to supporting organizations whose goal is to improve the lives of Albertans. As such, we wanted to help spread the word about the vital work the ADF is doing to fight diabetes.
We encourage you to visit their website to learn more about their mission and how you can help. Click to visit the Alberta Diabetes Society (ADF) website.The ADF’s next fundraising event is “Merlot meets Monet,” which is being held in the Foyer of the Li Ka Shing Center for Health Innovations at the University of Alberta on Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 7 – 9:30 PM. To get tickets, visit: Merlot meets Monet. This wine tasting and art auction will raise money for cutting-edge, Alberta-based diabetes research.
If you want to donate now, you can visit this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/3248?v2=true.