- Suppressing glucose production by the liver
- Enhancing glucose uptake by other tissues, particularly muscle and liver
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To find and recognize these participants, the Rick Hansen Foundation launched today an online public contest at www.RickHansenRelay.com, inviting Canadians who have made a difference to enter to win a spot to participate in the Relay as a Medal-Bearer. To encapsulate the country's multi-faceted population, contest criteria will be broad and is open to: individuals who are creating a more accessible and inclusive world, leading and encouraging others to live a healthy and active lifestyle, or persons who are contributing to the protection and sustainability of the environment.By the looks of things, Kingston was technically correct in how they selected the medal-bearer to represent the city. The able-bodied organizers of the Rick Hansen event have evidently dropped the focus on accessibility for the disabled off to the wayside, and replaced it with another twist on the word accessibility; one of creating a more healthy, sustainable, and inclusive world.
About the Rick Hansen Foundation:
The Rick Hansen Foundation is a registered charitable organization that provides leadership to accelerate progress toward a more healthy, sustainable and inclusive world. The Foundation achieves its goals by connecting the people and resources that make innovation possible.