How to make the most of a virtual appointment
May 29, 2020As 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
Pandemic of Misinformation: Beware of the fake cures and treatments for Covid 19
May 21, 2020Health Canada has not approved any home testing kits for SARS-CoV-2, yet in mid-March companies starting offering at home test kits. Concerns were quickly raised about people collecting samples incorrectly and questions about follow up care and risks about inaccurate results. One key sign that an at-home kit is a sham is that it will… Continue reading Pandemic of Misinformation: Beware of the fake cures and treatments for Covid 19
Reconnecting with food during COVID-19-healthy snacking
May 14, 2020Most people are now cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner; but are also snacking throughout the day. For many, this snacking can result from being simply bored to the over availability of food in the home, to stress or anxiety over the current situation. Ongoing snacking throughout the day becomes an issue when it leads people… Continue reading Reconnecting with food during COVID-19-healthy snacking
Advanced Care Plan
April 23, 2020There is a way to make sure you have a say in future decisions about your health care if there comes a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. This is called advance care planning. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to have this discussion and plan in place is even more imperative.… Continue reading Advanced Care Plan
March is Nutrition Month!
March 9, 2020The theme for Nutrition Month 2020 is “More than Food”. The purpose of this year’s theme is to help encourage healthy eating habits, not only in the foods we buy, but also by reminding that the act of eating can spark true connection and wellbeing. For example, what foods come to mind when you think… Continue reading March is Nutrition Month!
Want to be more Physically Active in the New Year?
December 30, 2019Want to be more physically active in the New Year? Make every step count! With a fresh year ahead of us, it’s now a great opportunity to take a look at our lifestyle and identify areas that we think we can improve on — the so-called New Year’s Resolutions. And while healthy eating goals get… Continue reading Want to be more Physically Active in the New Year?
December, Diabetes, and Desserts!
November 28, 2019December, Diabetes, and Desserts! It’s that time of year again…December! The days are getting progressively shorter, darker, and colder. Many of us may start to feel more tired and in search of some sugary “pick-me-ups” to get our energy levels back up. And not to mention the endless amounts of sweets, cookies, and desserts surrounding… Continue reading December, Diabetes, and Desserts!
World Diabetes Day and Physical Activity!
November 5, 2019Did you know that November 14th, 2019 is World Diabetes Day? World Diabetes Day is a global campaign that puts a spotlight on issues surrounding diabetes. It reaches over 1 billion people worldwide in over 160 countries! In line with World Diabetes Day, the West Toronto Diabetes Education Program (West Toronto DEP) will hold an… Continue reading World Diabetes Day and Physical Activity!
World Mental Health Awareness Day
October 17, 2019Given 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, 2019Heart 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