Since the discovery of insulin in 1921 by Canadian researchers Frederick Banting, Charles H. Best, and John J.R. Macleod, Canada has remained a leader in researching and developing treatments for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (T1D and T2D).
Although a cure for even one of the different types of diabetes has not been found, advances in understanding the treatment of gestational, T1D, and T2D and making life for those living with these ailments easier have abounded while studies into why some people are susceptible to getting these three most common forms of diabetes continue. In addition, the goals of preventing and curing all types of diabetes remain.
All these advances have been made due to research, and research costs a lot of money.
The most promising advancements in the treatment and eventual elimination of diabetes have been achieved through research funded by non-profit organizations awarding research grants to doctors and researchers dedicated to improving the lives of those with diabetes.
In Canada, the biggest supporters of diabetes research are the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Diabetes Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). JDRF and Diabetes Canada rely on donations from people like you to fund research. JDRF is specifically focused on curing T1D, which is usually diagnosed in childhood and has a profound effect on the quality and length of those living with it. Diabetes Canada supports research related to T1D, T2D, and gestational diabetes.
Ross Chocolates supports diabetes research as a National Sponsor of JDRF. This year, our main support is being given during November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we are hoping you will join us in supporting JDRF. During this month, any donation to the JDRF (in Canada) will be matched by Ross Chocolates*, so your donation will be doubled as soon as it is made. We encourage you to learn more about diabetes and the research supported by the JDRF and encourage you to donate this month to double your impact on the fight against diabetes. You can donate to JDRF here.
*Up to a maximum of $20,000. Donors will also receive a 50%-off coupon valid at our online Chocolate Shop.