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by Tim Collins on Nov 1st 2015

I was in my early 20s when I thought that it might be a good idea to challenge some class-three rapids on an air mattress. As I recall, the river bank was lined with a mixture of young, hooting and laughing well-wishers and some older folks who seemed to be less...

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 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...

It is that time of year again and as a Pharmacist/Certified Diabetes Educator one of the most common questions over the fall, the holiday’s and winter months is “What do you have to treat my cold?” or simply “Can you make me feel better?” Well there...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Apr 4th 2012

Diabetes? Not Me! Finding out you have diabetes is not easy. You may experience a number of emotions…fear, worry, anger, sadness…and all are normal. As you make your first visit to your diabetes team, you probably have a lot of questions. What will happen...