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by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Apr 20th 2013

We know that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for the person with diabetes.  These include an improvement in quality of life, and a significant reduction in cardiovascular risk factors and mortality.  Despite this many of...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Apr 16th 2013

The majority of Canadians do not consume enough fibre. The recommendation for fibre has been increased to 25-50 grams in the CDA 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines. This article will explore why fibre is so important and some practical ways of helping our clients...

by Dr. Neal Kaufman, MD, MPH on Mar 19th 2013

Summary: Patients and clinicians need to work together so patients with diabetes can adopt and sustain the health promoting behaviors so necessary to assure good outcomes. Information technology is transforming the way patients receive education and support and...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Mar 8th 2013

Diabetes is a growing problem in the elderly.  The incidence is estimated to be 20% by the age of 75 (1).    The elderly encompass a very diverse population and our clients will range from a healthy and fit “60 something” on multiple daily injections to...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Feb 21st 2013

Sleep deprivation has been called “the royal route to obesity”. E.Van Cauter There is nothing worse than being wide awake for night after night after night.  And yet for many of our patients this is a common occurrence. Once you start asking about sleep habits...

by Jacquie Jacquie Bird, RD, CDE on Feb 20th 2013

Nearly half of all Canadians are either overweight or obese. Overweight is defined as a BMI >25 and obesity is defined as a BMI > 30. The increase in childhood obesity has almost tripled in the last 2 decades…what staggering statistics! It is not just weight...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Feb 20th 2013

Kidney disease is one of the most feared complications for patients with diabetes. Unfortunately, this condition is all too common and the numbers continue to grow. The good news is that it can be identified with routine screening and that aggressive treatment...

by Patty Colombe, R.N. on Feb 20th 2013

Compliance is a common challenge faced by health professionals in all areas of healthcare. Diabetes management is an area in which continuous reinforcement is essential since the development and outcome of many other chronic illnesses weigh heavily on blood glucose...

by Jacqueline Cahill on Feb 20th 2013

By Jacky Cahill, Executive Director The Canadian Continence Foundation Urinary Incontinence Facts: Incontinence is a prevalent health condition that is rarely discussed as people living with the condition are often too embarrassed to discuss it with their healthcare...

by Jasmine Arellano, RD on Feb 19th 2013

As humans, we have a genetic predisposition to crave foods high in fat and salt. The natural instinct to satisfy taste and palatability is an evolutionary trait that once fueled the survival of our ancestors. Yet, in the age of sedentary lifestyles, fast food and...