Greater awareness of diabetes and the facts surrounding it are critical to dealing with the growing diabetes epidemic in Canada.
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It’s estimated that one in three Canadians will be living with diabetes or prediabetes in less than a decade.
Access to care and healthy environments key to type 2 diabetes treatment, management
When David Markle steps up to the tee box, he’s doing more than showing his prowess and sportsmanship in golf; he’s also spreading the word about diabetes.
One of the most serious complications for individuals with diabetes is heart disease, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke. Like many Canadians, they may also have cardiovascular risk factors they aren’t aware of, such as high blood pressure.
Staying at a healthy weight has been an ongoing challenge for Gwen Steeves, a nurse in Moncton, N.B. But when she was diagnosed two years ago with type 2 diabetes, she knew this was a challenge she seriously needed to overcome.
Since 1975, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) has supported important research in the pursuit of two interconnected goals: finding a cure for diabetes and improving the quality of life of people living with the disease.
In 1923 and 1925, two small Danish companies began producing a revolutionary new drug that had just been discovered by two Canadian scientists – insulin. A look at their 90-year history (including their amalgamation to become Novo Nordisk in 1989) provides a glimpse into the evolving world of medical innovation in diabetes care.
When a customer visited a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto in June to pick up his diabetes medication, the pharmacist did something that would have been done in the past only in a doctor’s office
When you’re trying to manage a complex disease like diabetes, having to visit multiple health-care providers across the city can prove a complicating challenge.
A recent Sun Life Financial Health Index survey showed that almost 90 per cent of Canadians misidentified at least one risk factor for developing diabetes
There was one thing Meagan Abbott knew for certain when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago, at the age of 24: she was going to help find a cure for the disease. There was one thing Meagan Abbott knew for certain when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago, at the age of 24: she was going to help find a cure for the disease.
“I’m fighting for greater awareness in my community, because South Asians have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” says Ruhina Bhalloo (at right).
The Canadian Diabetes Association opened Camp Banting in Eastern Ontario in 1953, the country’s first summer camp for kids with type 1 diabetes.
The first thing you notice about 13-year-old Alyssa Coulter is her confidence. Then you can’t miss her passion for hockey.