SFBLF hosts a number of annual events throughout the year at our Diabetes Management and Education Centre (DMEC) and other locations.

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Sir Frederick Banting was born on November 14, 1891 in Alliston, Ontario, Canada at the site of our venue


Banting Legacy Transition Symposium

7th Annual Symposium – Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:30am – 1:30 pm

Youth-Onset Diabetes: Implications for In-School Support and Transition Processes

– continuing the exploration of challenges for continuity of care –

Setting the context for discussion:

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, Diabetes Education Manager and Program Coordinator, Teen Transition Program, Kovler Diabetes Centre, University of Chicago

Sarah Lawrence, MD, FRCPC, Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa

Mark Palmert, MD, Ph.D., Associate Chair of Paediatrics (Ambulatory Care) and Former Head, Division of Endocrinology, The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Physiology, University of Toronto

Discussion focus:

Both T1 and T2 youth-onset diabetes continue to increase. This trend is accompanied by a dichotomy in age of onset with T1 appearing in younger children and T2 appearing in mid- to late-teens and with new complexity for treatment. Not all cases of T2 are responsive to oral medication and may also require insulin. All children and youth living with diabetes face a steep learning curve to achieve ‘self-management’ of their condition and all carry an additional developmental burden. All require informed and empathetic support to achieve and sustain ‘self-management’ skills including while in school.

Absence of effective in-school support processes amplifies the burden on youth and families.

With the help of all participants, we seek to explore the implications for paediatricians, diabetes educators, family physicians, parents and teachers. How do these trends impact in-school support and transition processes essential for continuity of care?

Please join with us:

Wednesday, November 14, 2018    8:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper St., W., Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1E4
Download the Registration Form Please submit by November 2, 2018 to reserve your seat.
Contact:  kait@bantinglegacy.ca  Tel : 705-435-0111 A light lunch is included.
Guests are invited to tour the SFBLF Diabetes Management and Education Centre

at the Banting Homestead Heritage Park following the Symposium.

This invitation only, free event held in November is for healthcare providers, teachers, parents, other foundations and organizations focused on diabetes and related subjects. The purpose is to identify challenges and opportunities arising from the need for youth living with diabetes to move from the paediatric to adult healthcare system.

International experts are invited to set the stage with presentations and all attendees are encouraged to participate in the workshop discussions. This forum has been held every year since 2012.

Banting Legacy Week

Countries around the world celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. WDD was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization and became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nations Resolution 61/225 including the ‘blue circle’ logo.

SFBLF hosts various events during the November 14 ‘week’ including an official ‘flagraising’ ceremony and birthday party at our DMEC.

Family Day

This is a fun-filled event for families and is held on a Saturday in mid-to-late September. The program is supported by magicians, face-painters, displays by local emergency services and staff from Base Borden.

Activities include various games, use of the exterior exercise equipment and a BBQ.

Doors Open

In September 2018, SFBLF will be joining many other venues throughout Simcoe County to host a special ‘Doors Open’ event at our DMEC. Activities will include outdoor games, brief presentations on Banting, insulin discovery, diabetes and guided tours of the historic buildings and exhibits.

BMHS Annual Run

Each year, students from Banting Memorial High School (BMHS) hold an annual Run/Walk for diabetes to and from the Banting farmstead and SFBLF provide a BBQ for the participants.