We want to thank everyone who led this incredible effort from Diabetes Canada in their unwavering pursuit of getting the Framework to where it is today, to MP Sidhu for taking this on as a private members bill.
Thank you to Minister Duclos and the Government of Canada for recognizing the tremendous need for such a Framework and getting the right stakeholders in place to create it.
JDRF is thrilled to see a clear path forward to improve health outcomes for the 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes.
As the Framework outlines, we need to continue building Canada’s research momentum. We are seeing incredible results of clinical trials that are testing stem cell solutions that replace daily insulin injections, but we need to support the right infrastructure and talent to launch these life-changing trials.
The Framework’s holistic approach is also essential as people living with type 1 diabetes are more likely to experience mental health challenges such as depression and can benefit from interventions that prevent or treat mental health disorders.
We are very excited by the tabling of this Framework and look forward to our continued journey in its implementation to ensure those living with type 1 diabetes can live safer, healthier and easier lives until cures are found.