Diabetes Awareness Month Act

An Act to designate the month of November as Diabetes Awareness Month

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Sonia Sidhu  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of May 24, 2018
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment designates the month of November in each and every year as “Diabetes Awareness Month”.


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Diabetes Awareness Month ActRoutine Proceedings

May 24th, 2018 / 10 a.m.
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Sonia Sidhu Liberal Brampton South, ON

moved for leave to introduce C-403, An Act to designate the month of November as Diabetes Awareness Month.

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to introduce an act to designate the month of November as diabetes awareness month. As the chair of the all-party diabetes caucus and a member of the Standing Committee on Health, my colleagues and I have heard about the extreme hardships and enormous demands on our health care system caused by diabetes.

Roughly 11 million Canadians suffer from diabetes and pre-diabetes, with a new diagnosis every three minutes. This terrible disease is a major cause of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation.

I would like to commend many of the organizations that are doing great work to combat this disease, such as Diabetes Canada, Diabetes Action Canada, JDRF, the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association, Diabetes Québec, and many others. Let us combat this disease by giving them access to essential diabetes medicines, technologies, education, and information to help remove barriers to cost-effective prevention resources.

With the support of all my colleagues in Parliament, there is no reason why the country that gave insulin to the world cannot lead the fight to defeat diabetes.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)