Diabetes Management and Education Centre

Visit the Banting Homestead Heritage Park and learn about Banting, Diabetes, and how to reduce your risk of Type 2!

School Tours

Students participate in exercise upon arrival before learning about Sir Frederick Banting and diabetes

Learn About Diabetes

Students in the historic Octagonal Drive Shed watching a movie on diabetes


There are over 380 million people living with diabetes


Insulin is Canada's gift to the world

    The Foundation is dedicated to fighting diabetes, contributing to increased awareness and supporting the search for insights that reduce risk and help people living with diabetes to realize a better quality of life. Our focus is on youth and other at risk communities with an emphasis on disease prevention and disease self-management through education, clinical innovation and sustained support. Finding new models of support for youth living with diabetes who are facing the daunting challenge of moving from the pediatric to adult healthcare system is one of our key priorities.
  • Donate Now!

    Donate Now!

    Your donation helps to continue our educational programs, fight diabetes, and preserve the legacy of Sir Frederick Banting


    In 2010, The Foundation committed to restoring, adapting and preserving the historic buildings on the 107 acre site of Sir Frederick’s birth. That objective was achieved in mid-2013 at which point the historic Octagonal Drive Shed had been fully restored, the Farmhouse gutted, renovated and adapted as a public exhibit venue, a new Heritage building added to facilitate barrier-free access and provide a limited but functional classroom to support program delivery. Municipal sanitary and water services were added along with other infrastructure. The result is a unique Diabetes Management and Education Centre (DMEC) venue in which families and visitors from around the world can enjoy a welcoming recreational experience combined with motivational education in the environment in which a great Canadian and medical giant was born and spent his early years. Our Programs to Fight Diabetes reflect that commitment while nurturing the continued preservation of Banting's legacy.
  • Future Plans

    Learn how you can help us achieve our goals of expanding the Diabetes Management and Education Centre

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