by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Jun 6th 2013

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...

Boost your Vegetable and Fruit Intake Diet plays a major role in the treatment of diabetes. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends a healthy diet that includes a variety of foods from all of the food groups, including vegetables and fruits. A diet high in...

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...

Regular exercise is the most important lifestyle decision we can make – everyone benefits. For people with diabetes it is especially important.  Regular physical activity plays an important role in taking care of your diabetes by keeping your heart and lungs...

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...