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Pandemic of Misinformation: Beware of the fake cures and treatments for Covid 19

May 21, 2020

Health 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, 2020

Most 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, 2020

There 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, 2020

The 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, 2019

Want 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, 2019

December, 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, 2019

Did 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, 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
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