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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

    Diabetes is a condition where people don't produce enough insulin to meet their body's needs and/or their cells don't respond properly to insulin.

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    All about diabetes

    ∘ 4 min read

    In Canada, almost 2.7 million people have diabetes, and about 25% of those with the condition are unaware that they have it.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Exercise more

    ∘ 4 min read

    Ten minutes here and ten minutes there of even just moderate exercise can add up to considerable health benefits – and make good habits that are easy to keep.

  • 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

    Managing diabetes takes up time in your day, but it shouldn't take up that much space in your mind. Read how to stay positive with this on-going challenge.

  • 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

      People with diabetes using insulin should self-monitor blood glucose levels at minimum each time they use insulin when readings are on target.

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