All photography provided by Jared Chambers

Since 2012, we have aimed to shift the negative stigma associated with diabetes and to help fund undercut research groups aiming at finding the cure.  

Our Mission

Sweet Talk funds research groups in Metro Vancouver aiming to find the cure for type 1 diabetes through online donations, hosting health oriented events, and inviting research groups to discuss their projects with the Greater Vancouver Public.  


I’ve been a diabetic for more than 20 years. I never thought I could change the way I thought about it until now. Rather than thinking of it as a disease that threatens to kill you, it is a disease that forces you to stay healthy. There’s nothing wrong with that!
— Faisal Al-Alamy, President

What We've Achieved

  • Partnered with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health to raise funds for Dr. Aziz Gahari at Vancouver General Hospital. 
  • Established a Sweet Talk team for The Vancouver Sun Run.  
  • Established "Sweet Talk Fitness Series," that offers members and donors the opportunity to try new sports. 
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