World Diabetes Day 2022
November 1, 2022November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Every year on this date the diabetes community celebrates the birthday of Sir Frederik G. Banting who, along with Dr. Charles H. Best, discovered insulin therapy right here in Toronto in 1921. The invaluable contribution of Banting and Best to the treatment of diabetes cannot be overstated as insulin… Continue reading World Diabetes Day 2022
Power of Sleep
July 8, 2022Sleep plays an important role in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels Over the past few decades, the overall average number of hours slept each night has decreased. This decrease in sleep may have contributed to the increase in obesity and diabetes that occurred over the same stretch of time. Obesity and diabetes are affected by… Continue reading Power of Sleep
Let’s Celebrate Nutrition Month!
March 1, 2022March is the month that marks the beginning of Spring. As the air begins to lose its chill and early flowers start to bloom, this gives us the opportunity to re-evaluate our wellbeing, end the winter hibernation and look forward to new events and activities. March is Nutrition Month, an event that is hosted by… Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Nutrition Month!
Smoking and Diabetes
January 6, 2022With the start of another year, many of us will no doubt be making New Year’s Resolutions. For many, these resolutions often centre on making lifestyle changes to improve our health. Smoking cessation is a common New Year resolution. In Canada, 100 Canadians die every day of smoking related illnesses(1). Weedless Wednesday has become a… Continue reading Smoking and Diabetes
New Year’s Resolutions for People with Diabetes
December 2, 2021New Year is just around the corner. It is the perfect time to reflect on the year past and start new habits and establish personal goals for the year to come. If you have diabetes, here are some ideas to focus on when making your New Year’s resolutions for 2022. Follow up with your doctor… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for People with Diabetes
World Diabetes Day – Insulin at 100!
November 4, 2021November 14 is designated as World Diabetes Day (WDD). WDD was established jointly in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to help raise awareness about health complications that can result from diabetes. This day is marked annually on November 14, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered… Continue reading World Diabetes Day – Insulin at 100!
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
October 19, 2021Diabetes affects 3.4 million Canadians and the number of those affected by diabetes is growing each year. So, what is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease where the body is not able to produce enough insulin or use the insulin it produces properly or both, as such the sugar in the blood (blood glucose) will… Continue reading Diabetes and Hearing Loss
10 Tips to Increase your Fibre
September 13, 2021Why is fibre important? There are two types of fibre: soluble and insoluble fibre. Insoluble fibre helps to maintain regular bowel movements. This type of fibre is found in the skin of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains. Soluble fibre can help improve blood cholesterol and blood glucose management. This type of fibre… Continue reading 10 Tips to Increase your Fibre
Summer Sun Safety – July 2021
July 8, 2021Summer is finally here and the days are getting much hotter as seen with the above 40 C temperatures being experienced in Western Canada. Everyone needs to take precautions from the sun and heat. However, it is even more important for senior citizens and people with chronic conditions to do so. The consequences of overexposure… Continue reading Summer Sun Safety – July 2021
Making the magic of movement a family affair
July 3, 2021When we live with Type 2 diabetes, we quickly realize that our immediate family lives with it, too. Family support is essential when it comes to day-to-day management of diabetes and avoiding serious health issues related to the disease. Diabetes can affect the entire family in several ways. In particular, our blood relatives should be… Continue reading Making the magic of movement a family affair