diabetes research

Diabetes research is important to the lives of many Canadians. There has been a significant increase in the incidence of this disease in the last twenty years. Fortunately, there has been a parallel interest in diabetes research in an attempt to control and conquer this illness that can lead to life-threatening complications.

Diabetes research has focused on some of the side effects from diabetes. Research has looked at some of the complications, including blindness, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, and erectile dysfunction. Because of these serious complications it is important that diabetes research continue and be supported by both government and medical research funds.

Approximately 10% of acute care hospital admissions are related to diabetes. Research can help to reduce the severity of some of these complications. Fortunately, good diabetes research, care, and management can prevent or delay the onset of these complications.

Diabetes researchers have found that the disease is more of a threat to certain populations. Research must focus on the threat of this disease with several specific groups. This includes: children and teens, women and certain ethnic groups.

Research into the causes of diabetes has established that obesity is a significant cause of diabetes. Research has indicated that more than 80% of the people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. A healthy lifestyle, including ample exercise and good nutrition can help to manage or control diabetes.

The Canadian Diabetes Association has directed funds into diabetes research in a focused fashion. Working with diabetes researchers from around the world the thrust has led to new approaches and treatments. In fact, volunteers like you make these diabetes research studies possible. Diabetes research has focused on both the scientific and lifestyle approach and it will be a combination of those approaches that will lead to a better understanding of the disease, and more successful diabetes research.

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