Revolutionizing diabetes treatment: New insulin promises drastic shift in care – CTV

June 28, 2023

The Public Health Agency of Canada announced on Monday nearly $1 million in funding to support Diabetes Canada’s initiatives across the country.

The funding comes as a global study published last week reported that diabetes cases are expected to soar from 529 million to 1.3 billion worldwide by 2050.

“Unfortunately, we are seeing that kind of progression here in Canada,” Laura Syron, CEO and president of Diabetes Canada, told on Tuesday.

Approximately 3.6 million Canadians were living with diabetes from 2019 to 2020 and more than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, according to Health Canada.

Syron explained the $998,450 will be spread out across three years to advance the Framework for Diabetes in Canada by bringing partners from across the country to share best practices in their respective health-care systems – drug coverage, preventative measures, screening.

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