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by Tracey Ruiz on Feb 6th 2015

Although many see type 2 diabetes as a negative, for me it was the kick in the butt I needed to get my health on track. When I was diagnosed two years ago, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t surprised. I had suffered from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) since I was...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Taking charge of your life and taking care of yourself will help you avoid many diabetes-related problems. Remember, you are not alone – you have your diabetes team to support you. Take good care of your eyes Retinopathy does not always show symptoms, therefore,...

by Canadian Diabetes Care Guide on Feb 4th 2015

Smoking on its own causes blood vessel damage, heart attacks, strokes and lung disease. Combining smoking and diabetes dramatically increases your risk of developing diabetes-related complications. What’s at stake? Smoking when you have diabetes: Increases...

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

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...