Fight Diabetes and Preserve a Legacy
About SIR FREDERICK BANTING LEGACY FOUNDATION
Our programs are designed to educate, to raise awareness of the risks of diabetes and to directly help people living with diabetes and, at the same time, honour and preserve the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin and Canada's first Nobel Laureate.
Our focus is on disease prevention and disease self-management through education, clinical innovation and sustained support with an emphasis on youth. Finding new models of care to enhance the quality of life for youth living with diabetes and helping them meet the 'transition' challenges of moving from the pediatric to adult healthcare system are key aspects of our programs.
Preserving a Legacy
We have restored, and are committed to preserving, the historic birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting. Our Diabetes Management and Education Centre at the 107-acre Banting Homestead Heritage Park in Alliston, Ontario, Canada is a publicly accessible, unique venue in which families and visitors from across Canada and around the world can enjoy a welcoming recreational experience combined with motivational education in the environment in which a great Canadian was born and spent his early years.