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Summer Sun Safety – July 2021

July 8, 2021

Summer 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, 2021

When 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

100 Years of Insulin

April 22, 2021

  For those in the diabetes community, 2021 marks a significant year.  It was 100 years ago, back in 1921 that insulin was discovered.  It was a monumental discovery as any person living with diabetes and requiring insulin to live can attest to.  Without insulin, there is no life. Before the discovery of insulin, a… Continue reading 100 Years of Insulin

Healthy Holiday Eating

December 4, 2020

Food is an important part of holiday celebrations. This is the time of year where food is everywhere. With a little planning, you can make healthy food choices while enjoying holiday celebrations. Holiday Eating Tips: Eat regularly Plan to eat 3 meals per day regularly. Skipping meals can lead to overeating. Get a burst of… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Eating

Nurses Make the Difference

November 10, 2020

For World Diabetes Day 2020 is the theme is “The Nurse and Diabetes.” This campaign aims to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes. Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce.  They do outstanding work to support people living with a wide range… Continue reading Nurses Make the Difference

Flu and Diabetes

November 3, 2020

The flu season is here again. Knowing more about the flu virus, how it spreads and how to protect yourself is very important especially if you have a chronic disease like diabetes. What causes flu?  Flu is a respiratory illness that is caused by influenza virus. Flu virus affects the lungs and breathing. How does… Continue reading Flu and Diabetes

Staying healthy with diabetes for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (“The High Holidays”)

September 2, 2020

The High Holidays are a wonderful time of year, but can be challenging to people with diabetes. Here are some tips to help you have a healthy and safe year Healthier meals Sweet challah, a kind of bread, with raisins is traditionally eaten. If you’re buying, many bakeries also have whole wheat or spelt flour,… Continue reading Staying healthy with diabetes for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (“The High Holidays”)

Sun safety and proper hydration

July 15, 2020

This summer, when spending times outdoors, it is important to protect your family and yourself from the sun and the harmful effects of the sun such as skin cancer and sunburn. Some tips from the Canadian Dermatology Association on how to protect your skin from the sun’s rays include: • Limit sun exposure between 11… Continue reading Sun safety and proper hydration

Innovations in Diabetes Management

July 7, 2020

New diabetes digital tools and care technologies are being developed to address the complexity of care in a more holistic way to make more seamless and remote chronic disease management possible. Internet-supported diabetes data management services like the FreeStyle Libre and AccuCheck MySugar App and other downloadable glucose data programs will undoubtedly become preferred management… Continue reading Innovations in Diabetes Management

How to make the most of a virtual appointment

May 29, 2020

As the social distancing measures drag on into summer, LAMP continues to provide essential services only. As of this writing, clients can only come into LAMP if they need to pick up supplies or have an urgent appointment with the doctor, nurse practitioner, or chiropodist. Clients may be concerned about how this may impact their… Continue reading How to make the most of a virtual appointment
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"Everyday we come to LAMP CHC, life gets a little easier to get back on track. We would have just given up if it wasn’t for them."

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185 Fifth St
Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5

Phone
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