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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 Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

When diagnosed with diabetes, was one of your first thoughts that you’d never be allowed to have sweets again? If so, you’re not alone! The thought that diabetes means you have to eliminate your favourite foods – especially the sugary ones – can stop you...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Taking pills for diabetes Diabetes pills are prescribed when physical activity and meal planning are no longer able to keep blood glucose levels in a healthy range. It is very important to remember that even if pills are prescribed for you, meal planning and physical...

Some time ago I was talking with friends about what is new in food and nutrition, what is in, what is out and what is trendy. For example, protein is right on trend, coconut water and coconut everything, very in, just like gluten-free, superfruits, natural and...

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

  Self-management of Blood Glucose (SMBG) and type 2 diabetes – a review. Diabetes is an expensive disease.  People with diabetes incur medical costs that are 2-3 times higher than those without diabetes.  Blood glucose monitoring strips (at approximately...

by Karen Karen Graham, RD, CDE on Nov 18th 2013

Eating healthy foods is a combination of many things. It can be based on what we know about healthy eating and how we apply this knowledge. It is also based on our food security and the environment in which we live, and how this determines what foods are available...

by Shelley Case, B.Sc., RD on Sep 25th 2013

The co-existence of type 1 diabetes (DM) and (CD) in both children and adults has been reported in many studies around the world. The reported prevalence of CD in type 1 diabetes rangesbetween1- 9% with several Canadian studies reporting 5-8%. The odds of having...

by Ronit Cantor RD, CDE on Aug 19th 2013

As Educators we know that as diabetes is on the rise, patient education becomes more vital in successful diabetes management. Most patients with diabetes struggle with comprehension of important numbers at their visits with their health care provider. Patients...

Introduction: Diabetes and Oral Health We tend to associate tooth decay and periodontal disease with too much sugar and not enough brushing and flossing.  While we know that what we eat and drink can affect oral health there are many other things including diabetes,...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Apr 24th 2013

Driving and Diabetes When I began to think about this topic, I asked a friend at my gym what he thinks about driving and diabetes.  D is a fit 73 year old male who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 5 years ago.  He immediately replied with a serious look on...