by Haysook Choi, BSc.N, RN, CDE on Jul 15th 2015

Several years ago, a patient told me a story about when he was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) during one of his routine physical exam appointments. He asked his family doctor “is there a cure for diabetes?” His doctor replied, “No, there is...

by Beata Blajer, RD, CDE on May 12th 2015

Pregnancy is a time of promise and expectation, but it can also raise the possibility for some women that they will develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Unlike other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes is not permanent. In most women, the condition...

by Rosie Schwartz, RD on Feb 6th 2015

1. No special foods needed If you have diabetes, you don’t require special foods or have to eat separate meals from your family and friends. In fact, wise food choices for those with diabetes go hand-in-hand with healthy eating guidelines for everyone. 2. Choose...

by Tracey Ruiz on Feb 6th 2015

Although many see type 2 diabetes as a negative, for me it was the kick in the butt I needed to get my health on track. When I was diagnosed two years ago, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t surprised. I had suffered from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) since I was...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Diabetes is a condition that affects how your body uses food for energy. When you eat, the carbohydrate found in most foods is changed into a type of fuel called glucose. Glucose circulates in the blood and is the major energy source for the body. In order for...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

There are many individuals who will support you as you learn to live with type 2 diabetes. Each has a specialty, but they all have one goal in common, helping you take charge and live well with diabetes. You are a member of the team, in fact, the most important...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Why is it important to control diabetes and keep blood glucose in a healthy range? When you control your diabetes and keep your blood glucose in a healthy range – you considerably decrease your risk of developing diabetes related health problems later in life. Not...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Knowledge, monitoring blood glucose, making healthy food choices, being physically active, and medications will help you control your diabetes, so it doesn’t control you. Gain Knowledge Ask questions when you visit members of your diabetes team. They are a great...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

What do blood glucose meters do? Like a speedometer on your car helps you control your speed, blood glucose meters help you control your blood glucose. Blood glucose readings let you know what your blood glucose level is at the moment you take it. They help you...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Taking charge of your life and taking care of yourself will help you avoid many diabetes-related problems. Remember, you are not alone – you have your diabetes team to support you. Take good care of your eyes Retinopathy does not always show symptoms, therefore,...