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World Mental Health Awareness Day

October 17, 2019

Given that October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day; this blog is going to be looking at the close connections between diabetes and mental health issues. Diabetes distress was discussed in a previous blog but today I plan to take it one step further and talk about the mental health issues that are seen… Continue reading World Mental Health Awareness Day

Heart Healthy Eating

September 11, 2019

Heart disease is the 2nd leading cause of death in Canada. Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to protect your heart and overall health. What is heart healthy eating? Heart healthy eating emphasizes an overall balance of whole, nutritious foods. These include plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods, lean… Continue reading Heart Healthy Eating

How Mindful Eating Can Help Manage Your Diabetes

August 12, 2019

It’s natural to be overwhelmed when you are making lifestyle changes, preventing complications, and monitoring your blood sugar – all while living life. But you can take charge of your diabetes self-management with mindful eating. Mindful eating may be a new term for many of us, but as an updated component in Canada’s new food… Continue reading How Mindful Eating Can Help Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes and Self-Management Education

July 9, 2019

  Diabetes is a complex chronic condition described as a metabolic disorder of multiple causes. It is categorized by elevated blood sugar levels resulting from insufficient or inactive insulin production. In other words, there is less insulin being made by the body and the body is less able to use that insulin effectively. Managing diabetes… Continue reading Diabetes and Self-Management Education

Loving the Local and Savouring the Seasonal

May 30, 2019

Summer will officially arrive later this month (hooray!!!!) And after what has felt like a never ending winter and an especially soggy spring, I am beyond excited to welcome the warm weather and start soaking up that Vitamin D. One of my favourite things about the arrival of summer is the return of the local… Continue reading Loving the Local and Savouring the Seasonal

Diabetes Distress: Moving towards becoming a champion of wellness!

May 10, 2019

Diabetes Distress: Moving towards becoming a champion of wellness! Living with diabetes 24 hours a day is tiring, and when blood sugar keeps going up, you may feel frustration or sadness associated with difficulty managing your diabetes and keeping your blood sugars or HBA1C within target range. If you have recently developed a complication from… Continue reading Diabetes Distress: Moving towards becoming a champion of wellness!

Busting Some Common Diabetes Myths!

April 10, 2019

Busting Some Common Diabetes Myths! By: Patrick Salvador Throughout Canada, there are many people living with some form of diabetes. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are approximately 3.7 million Canadians currently diagnosed with diabetes. There was an additional 200,000 newly diagnosed cases in 2013-2014. While there are many people throughout Canada… Continue reading Busting Some Common Diabetes Myths!

Retinopathy

March 12, 2019

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: What You Need to Know Diabetes is a chronic disease which, if not well managed, can result in complications such as eye disease (diabetic retinopathy), heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and problems with erection (impotence). Retinopathy means damage to the retina. It is caused by prolonged high blood sugars that damage the… Continue reading Retinopathy

Living Well with Diabetes – Workshop Series

February 6, 2019

Living with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes? Join us for a 6-week workshop at The Four Villages Community Health Centre to learn more! 🔵FEBRUARY 06: Healthy Eating & Snacking 🔵FEBRUARY 13: Healthy Eating Conversation Map 🔵FEBRUARY 20: Expressive Arts & Stress Management 🔵FEBRUARY 27: Diabetes 101 Conversation Map 🔵MARCH 06: Sick Day Management 🔵MARCH 13: Hypoglycemia &… Continue reading Living Well with Diabetes – Workshop Series

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

February 4, 2019

February is Heart Health Month; a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can do to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, heart disease affects approximately  1 in 12 Canadian adults (that’s 2.4 million of us!) , and is the second… Continue reading Getting to the Heart of the Matter
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