Supporting Northern Saskatchewan Residents with Diabetes
A partnership has been born between Cameco and the Canadian Diabetes Association that allows people in northern Saskatchewan access to the support they need for managing life with diabetes.
Cameco's $50,000 donation is being used to help fund a vehicle for the Travelling Diabetes Resource Program (TDRP), which is dedicated to the northern part of the province.
Diabetes is a serious health concern in northern Saskatchewan. Aboriginal Canadians, who make up a large portion of our northern Saskatchewan workforce, are three to five times more likely to develop diabetes than non- aboriginal Canadians.
Moreover, northern communities are often isolated and residents have difficulty accessing information and care regarding diabetes programs.
This partnership brings the programs to the people in their home communities. The TDRP will:
- attend and participate in community events such as fairs, pow-wows and trade shows
- offer diabetes presentations to service clubs, seniors groups, schools, employee groups, caregivers, and other community associations
- set up educational displays and literature in high-traffic public venues, and
- work closely with community health agencies
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