by Jacquie Jacquie Bird, RD, CDE on Feb 20th 2013

Nearly half of all Canadians are either overweight or obese. Overweight is defined as a BMI >25 and obesity is defined as a BMI > 30. The increase in childhood obesity has almost tripled in the last 2 decades…what staggering statistics! It is not just weight...

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

Kidney disease is one of the most feared complications for patients with diabetes. Unfortunately, this condition is all too common and the numbers continue to grow. The good news is that it can be identified with routine screening and that aggressive treatment...

by Patty Colombe, R.N. on Feb 20th 2013

Compliance is a common challenge faced by health professionals in all areas of healthcare. Diabetes management is an area in which continuous reinforcement is essential since the development and outcome of many other chronic illnesses weigh heavily on blood glucose...

by Jacqueline Cahill on Feb 20th 2013

By Jacky Cahill, Executive Director The Canadian Continence Foundation Urinary Incontinence Facts: Incontinence is a prevalent health condition that is rarely discussed as people living with the condition are often too embarrassed to discuss it with their healthcare...

by Jasmine Arellano, RD on Feb 19th 2013

As humans, we have a genetic predisposition to crave foods high in fat and salt. The natural instinct to satisfy taste and palatability is an evolutionary trait that once fueled the survival of our ancestors. Yet, in the age of sedentary lifestyles, fast food and...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 14th 2013

By Carol Stathers & Bob Pope 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...

by Dana Whitham, MSc, RD, CDE on Feb 14th 2013

As indicated by the Canadian Heart Health Survey, over one third of Canadian adults have an atherogenic lipid profile and not surprisingly, in those with diabetes this statistic almost doubles(1). Atherogenic lipids, defined as elevated small dense low density...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 7th 2013

For people with diabetes Skin care is essential as they are more likely to suffer from dry skin. A healthy skin is a challenge in Canada with its long winters and homes, shopping malls and offices that are often over heated. Dryness and flaking is common and it’s...

by Patty Colombe, R.N. on Feb 6th 2013

By Patty Colombe, R.N. Diabetes is a condition whose face has changed greatly and often over the years. In the early days, it was recognized as a devastating, body ravaging disease which afflicted children and young adults causing them to literally waste away and...

by Sheila Walker, RD, CDE, M.Ed on Feb 6th 2013

By Sheila Walker, R.D. The incidence of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is increasing dramatically in Canada. This will have a detrimental effect on our society. The burden of diabetes on the individuals affected and on the Canadian Health Care System is enormous. Prediabetes...