Canadian Diabetes Association
MAY 18, 2017
Today, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every three minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed. Chances are that diabetes affects you or someone you know. Diabetes is a chronic, often debilitating and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels, and nerves. The body needs insulin to use sugar as an energy source. Insulin was discovered in 1921, but the effects of diabetes have been observed for thousands of years. This good deed was nominated by David Weber of our Kitchener branch.
Weber Supply has made a donation to Diabetes Canada.