by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Managing diabetes during travel is much the same as managing it at home. It is important to plan ahead for travel-related changes, such as delays in meals and lost luggage. Here are a few travel tips: Take your testing supplies, injection supplies, medications...

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...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Illness, infection and surgery can all have an impact on your diabetes management. As your body deals with the extra stress of illness, more glucose is released into your blood stream. Severe illness when you have type 1 can also result in the production of ketones...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Family and friends are also a part of your team. Share information with them that will help them offer positive support. If you take medication that can lower your blood glucose, talk to your family, friends and co-workers about low-blood glucose, the symptoms...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

9 easy steps for staying on top of type 2 diabetes Check your blood glucose regularly and track your results. Keep your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol within a healthy range. Take your medications as prescribed. Choose healthy foods – most...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

The fact that you have type 2 diabetes can alter your treatment in an emergency situation. If you are unable to communicate, a medical identification can speak for you. The most common form of medical identification is a card, bracelet or necklace. The ID Card...

by Beata Blajer, RD, CDE on Jan 1st 2015

As of 2012, an estimated 371 million people worldwide are affected by diabetes. This number is expected to rise to 552 million (or one in 10 adults) by 2030. In Canada, more than three million people are living with diabetes and this number is expected to reach...

Can I tell you a story about a little diabetes outreach program for people living with mental illness? My dietitian partner and I were approached by our director to work with our local Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). They were looking for “diabetes...

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 Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Apr 3rd 2014

The Diabetes Educator Appreciation Grant was created to help recognize and support the outstanding contributions of diabetes educator health professionals across Canada. We are pleased to say…   [box color=”blue” icon=”star”]Congratulations...