Celebrate Diabetes Month with us by purchasing a Circle of Hope necklace to support our NEW Peer Mental Health Program for youth living with diabetes!
DID YOU KNOW? In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy of well in excess of $50 billion. Within the diabetes population, this rate increases to one in three in Ontario alone.
There are currently 35,000 children living with diabetes in Canada, with over 3,200 new cases diagnosed each year. There are not enough resources in the community to support the complex care of youth with diabetes who are living with mental health challenges. Recognizing this crisis, DHF wants to help!