On November 14, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South and Chair of the All-Social gathering Diabetes Caucus joined representatives from the Metropolis of Brampton, together with His Worship Mayor Patrick Brown, Council Members, MPs, MPPs, representatives of nationwide organizations and grassroots groups, for the town’s commemoration of World Diabetes Day. Mayor Brown issued a commemorative assertion recognizing November 14 as World Diabetes Day within the Metropolis of Brampton. Dynacare, a locally-based nationwide enterprise supplied free diabetes testing to Bramptonians attending the occasion.
In Brampton, virtually each sixth resident lives with diabetes or prediabetes. 11 million Canadians reside with diabetes or prediabetes. The variety of diagnoses has doubled within the final 20 years.
MP Sidhu labored carefully with members of the town council, Mayor, and local people. In 2019, MP Sidhu launched a movement for the Home of Commons to acknowledge the occasion federally, and to declare November as Diabetes Consciousness Month.
2023 represents a major anniversary for the combat towards diabetes. It’s the centennial of the Nobel Prize awarded for the invention of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and his colleagues on the College of Toronto in 1921. This discovery remained one of the crucial necessary medical breakthroughs of the 20th century has saved numerous lives. In 1991, the Worldwide Diabetes Federation and the World Well being Group chosen November 14th, Banting’s birthday, as the primary World Diabetes Day.
Two years in the past, each homes of Parliament unanimously handed MP Sidhu’s personal members invoice, C-237, the Nationwide Framework for Diabetes Act. The invoice requires that the federal government work with the provinces and territories, indigenous teams, and different stakeholders to create a nationwide plan to combat diabetes. Final yr, the Nationwide Framework has been established. The framework goals to coordinate consciousness, training, funding, remedy, and analysis.
MP Sidhu labored as a healthcare skilled for eighteen years earlier than being elected to Parliament, the place she now serves as Chair of the All-Social gathering Diabetes Caucus. On this position she has labored to lift consciousness about points surrounding diabetes amongst her fellow parliamentarians by means of shows by researchers and advocates. She additionally performed a cross-country session between 2019 and 2023 and has represented Canada at a number of worldwide occasions.
“The invention of insulin is one in all Canada’s most lasting contributions to the world, and in the present day we have a good time those that made it, in addition to those that proceed to analysis for a remedy. We additionally have a good time those that dwell with diabetes, acknowledge the assist that’s offered by their family members, and honour those that have been misplaced. We now have all the time been leaders on this combat, and I’m so blissful to see that our group in Brampton is continuous this custom. There’s much more for us to do collectively and we’ll proceed to do extra. I need to thank all group members who’re becoming a member of us on this combat.”
— Sonia Sidhu, MP Brampton South
“Dynacare is honoured to be taking part within the flag-raising ceremony at Brampton Metropolis Corridor, becoming a member of many group stakeholders in care on World Diabetes Day,” stated Vito Ciciretto, Dynacare CEO, “Working collectively, we’re dedicated to discovering options that deal with the problem of sort 2 diabetes in our group.”
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