Wednesday, October 31, 2018
SJHL TEAMS UP WITH JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The SJHL is pleased to announce the month of November has been designated as “Diabetes Month”. During November each SJHL player will be wearing a JDRF sticker on their helmet. “This is a great partnership to help youth of all ages as World Diabetes Day is also held in the month of November,” said Bill Chow, President SJHL.
“Many Saskatchewan residents are unaware of how far-reaching Type 1 Diabetes really is,” said Kaleb Dahlgren, Honorary Ambassador for JDRF and player with York University. “Not only does Diabetes directly impact over 300,000 Saskatchewan residents, it has a profound impact on their families and how they go about their daily lives. We are dedicated to finding a cure for this disease, and we certainly appreciate the tremendous support of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to help us reach our goal.”
Canadians living with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent for life with the constant threat of developing complications such as blindness, end-stage kidney disease, nerve damage, heat attack, stroke, amputation and even death. Insulin allows a person with diabetes to stay alive, but, it does not cure the disease, nor does it prevent its eventual complications.