Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
November XIIth, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
As the child of a diabetic, & through my school board run campaign appearances last year, I have been finding that diabetics is growing like an epidemic. I have talked II Dr's, nurses, health care workers & many others. It is becoming absolutely sick how many students are now diabetic, or have diabetic related symptoms.
As a result of this, I'd like II see a greater number of students heading inII the medical research field try & find a point of focus. More pooling of resources worldwide need to be placed on this. Governments, parents, private industry, & even the students themselves need II not only help students who are sick with diabetes now live manageable lives, but also try & help prevent future generations of millions of young pedople from dying from the disease. Diabetes has actually been outright cured in some people by a total change of diet & living a healthier lifestyle. So it can be attacked at the source.
Encourage students, & people of all ages to eat real sugars & plant root substitutes such as Stevia. Actually sweeter in taste than Aspartame & with no after affects. Many sugar substitutes are the root cause of diabetes & can lead II other failures such as heart diseases & even certain cancer types. Lets get students on ther right track on the war against diabetes, its a war that they can be of tremendous help in winning!