Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in Canada and studies show a strong link to childhood obesity. Beyond the difficulty of managing the disease itself, type 2 Diabetes can also result in devastating complications such as blindness, kidney failure and heart disease. Prevention, early intervention and self management are critical to controlling both the disease and the related health impacts.
The Medavie Health Foundation will support initiatives and develop partnerships that encourage healthy living and diabetes self management, particularly with at-risk populations. Our focus is education and awareness as well as initiatives that aim to develop a culture of wellness and encourage individuals to live healthy, active lifestyles.