by Dr. Marino Discepola, MD, FRSCS on Jul 18th 2012

What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a common problem and is one of the most frequent reasons given for seeking eye care. Patients will complain of eye irritation, fatigue, dryness and visual problems such as blurriness. The causes of dry eye are many...

by Jasmine Arellano, RD on Jul 18th 2012

Nutritional Gatekeepers: Parents Regaining Control of the Household Food Supply. In a short period of time, we have watched our environment evolve into a high tech, sedentary, junk food infused society.  Healthy, balanced eating is often overshadowed by a media...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jul 18th 2012

The Challenge: How do we encourage our clients with diabetes to throw on their runners and get mov’in? Diabetes educators are well aware of the benefits of exercise to those with diabetes.  In the past, assessing the client’s readiness for change was often...

by Gina Sunderland, MSc, RD on Jul 18th 2012

This scenario is familiar to many of us…  A new best-seller diet book promises their new diet discovery will melt away your excess pounds in merely days.  In our thin-obsessed society, the allure of quick-weight-loss-fixes can be irresistible.  But if long-term,...

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...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jan 23rd 2012

What you want to achieve is up to you, but getting and staying healthy is truly the ultimate goal. Start by doing something you love and aim for at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity a week. Add a little more time for being active whenever you feel ready. And...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jan 23rd 2012

Physical activity can affect your blood glucose for up to 12 hours. When getting started, check your blood glucose just before and right after your activity, as well as several hours after your activity stops. It is a great way to see the benefit of physical activity....

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jan 23rd 2012

“Resistance training” is nothing to be afraid of. It simply means using weight or weight machines to work your muscles. A weight can be anything from a dumbbell to a can of soup from the pantry. Another good tool to use is a resistance band. Resistance training...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jan 23rd 2012

A pedometer is a small device worn at the waistband that tracks the number of steps you take. It’s a great little tool to help you track how active you really are, and motivate you to do more. The average person takes anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 steps in a day...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jan 23rd 2012

A very simple yet effective way to tell if you’re overexhausting yourself is the Talk Test. Quite simply, if during exercise you are breathing so heavily that you can’t talk you are pushing your body too much.   Another common way of measuring how hard...