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  • HEALTHY LIVING

    Managing diabetes

    2 min read

    Management is quite different for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but trying to maintain blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible is the common thread.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Caring for your feet when you have diabetes

    8 min read

    Diabetics need to know their feet like the back of their hand. High blood glucose levels can lead to two types of damage that spell trouble for the feet.

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    Diabetes: caring for your eyes

    6 min read

    Diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. A diabetic may see energy level, weight, or skin changes. One change they may not foresee is how it can affect vision.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Why exercise?

    1 min read

    Being active can help you maintain a healthy body weight and reduce your risk of certain conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Diabetes and caring for your skin

    4 min read

    At some point in their lives, about 1 in 3 people with diabetes will develop a skin disorder related to their diabetes.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Eating out when you have diabetes

    3 min read

    Our busy lives often prevent home food preparation. Dining at a restaurant or getting lunch from a take-out counter, it’s important to make healthy choices.

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    Diabetes and foot care

    5 min read

    The high blood sugar levels common in diabetes may spell trouble down the road with the patient’s feet.

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    Diabetes

    16 min read

    Over 3 million Canadians have diabetes. It is the leading cause of blindness in North Americans under 65 years of age. Diabetes is a condition where the body produces little to no insulin (typ...

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    All about diabetes

    4 min read

    Diabetes is a condition where people don't produce enough insulin, and/or their cells don't respond properly to insulin. Insulin is an important hormone produced by the pancreas that moves gluco...

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    Diabetes: when to call my health care provider

    4 min read

    Monitoring your blood sugar, maintaining a healthy diet, getting physical activity, following your treatment plan, and checking your feet are all important steps in taking care of your diabetes. Bu...

  • LIFESTYLE

    Exercise more

    4 min read

    The problem with getting more exercise always seems to be that it takes so much time. Who has the time to go off somewhere for an hour a day? Perhaps you make a schedule with the best of intentions...

  • LIFESTYLE

    Nutrition and exercise to control diabetes

    3 min read

    Controlling diabetes means smart food choices to help keep blood sugar, weight, and cholesterol in better control and exercise usually lowers blood sugar.

  • MENTAL HEALTH & DIABETES

    Staying positive with diabetes

    5 min read

    As with any medical diagnosis, receiving a diagnosis of diabetes can trigger a wide-ranging torrent of emotions: nearly-numb denial, frustration, anger and resentment, fear and confusion, depressi...

  • Helpful Resources

    • Diabetes and foot care

      5 min read

      The high blood sugar levels common in diabetes may spell trouble down the road with the patient’s feet.

    • Monitoring blood glucose levels

      4 min read

      The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recommends that people with diabetes who are using insulin self-monitor their blood glucose levels at least as often as they use insulin when readings ar...

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