Chef Charles Mattocks On Creating The First Diabetes Docu-Series

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada
Shahzadi Devje

Credit: Shahzadi Devje Celebrity chef, Charles Mattocks is on a mission to change the face of diabetes. Nephew of the late reggae legend Bob Marley, ...

People With Schizophenia Have Unseen Physical Health Needs

Marvin Ross | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Living
Marvin Ross

It is the 21st century and yet those in Ontario with serious mental illness and diabetes are receiving inadequate medical care compared to those with only diabetes. This was the finding from a study just published online ahead of the print journal by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science (ICES) and others.

3 Generations Of Type 1 Diabetes, One Shared Struggle

JDRF | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Impact

I was diagnosed with T1D when I was 19 years old. This was at the end of my first year of university. While most people are diagnosed as children, I was already an adult. I had a set lifestyle, and things changed overnight.

Bad Tax Idea Finds Its Way To The Northwest Territories

Patrick Luciani | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Patrick Luciani

It all started when the NWT finance minister suggested, in his last budget speech, that he would "investigate introducing a sugary drink tax" in 2018 to fight rising obesity and diabetes levels. Residents of the NWT already pay some the highest food costs in the country.

Why I Don't Rush To Take Prescription Drugs

Erol Vekil | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Living
Erol Vekil

Let me start saying that from my "experience," and that's what this article is all about (not expertise), probably most of my visits to doctors and specialists as a patient have been a waste of my time, plus a misuse of all kind of resources depending on where one is living and what kind of insurance one would have.

Diabetes Drug Could Rebuild Brains

Sean Mallen | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Impact
Sean Mallen

For half a century, a drug called metformin has been making life better for people suffering from Type II diabetes. Now, Canadian researchers are finding that it could also offer remarkable benefits for something completely different. There is evidence that metformin can help an injured brain repair itself.

Canada Still Has A Chance To Reverse Its Diabetes Epidemic

Russell Williams | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Russell Williams

For years public health authorities have been sounding the alarm. But the tone has become more urgent in recent years -- with terms like "burning platform" and "crisis" increasingly used. This is having a profound impact on the health of millions of Canadians, and costs our health-care system billions of dollars per year.

Canadian Schools Fall Short For Kids Diagnosed With Diabetes

Canadian Paediatric Society | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Canadian Paediatric Society

My daughter was diagnosed in 2013, about five months before she started kindergarten. I didn't feel like I could ever leave her with another adult, let alone send her to school by herself. So imagine my surprise when I learned that no adult would be designated to help her during the school day.

Five Diet Tips For Diabetics

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living

Fill up on anti-inflammatory foods.

Canada's Food Guide Needs To Reflect Our Microbes

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Over the last decade, researchers have gained insight into how certain gut microbes, particularly bacteria, influence our health. They have learned the mere presence of some species can affect us. Yet the majority of effects on wellness come as a result of the byproducts these organisms make.

Understanding The Causes And Symptoms Of Diabetes

William Osler Health System | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
William Osler Health System

As we collectively work towards helping lessen the prevalence of diabetes and living healthier lives, it is vital for people to have the knowledge at hand to understand and help prevent or effectively manage it.

Emma Paling

Yoga Is Healing Canada's Indigenous People, Inside And Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living

"In native culture you look at the whole person, you don’t compartmentalize their mental health and physical health."

How You Can Reach Your Health Potential

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

According to polls, most of us think of ourselves as healthy, despite the fact that the obesity crisis keeps growing and multiple diet- and lifestyle-...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Spares Diabetics Disabling Amputation

Dr. Ron Linden | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ron Linden

It may surprise you to learn that the number one cause of limb amputations in Canada is diabetes. Fifteen per cent of diabetics will develop a leg or foot ulcer during their lifetime. Most of the time, the amputation will be of a leg, leaving a person permanently disabled.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is More Than A Breath Of Fresh Air

Dr. Anton Marinov MD FRCPC | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Anton Marinov MD FRCPC

Canadians rarely want to consider amputation as the best solution to treat a condition, but for Canadians living with diabetes, this can be a reality. In some cases, even severe ones, the amputation can be prevented, shielding the patient from a long and painful recovery period.

Some Anti-Diabetic Supplements And Drugs May Help Cancer Spread

Ettore Corsi | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ettore Corsi

Antioxidants are touted for their health-promoting effects, and they mostly do have beneficial effects. However, a new study on the antidiabetic supplement alpha-lipoic acid shows that it can help to spread existing cancers. The diabetes drugs saxagliptin and sitagliptin were also shown to spread cancer.

Culture's Healing Potential Offers Hope For Canada's Indigenous

Jon McGavock | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Impact
Jon McGavock

Epidemics of obesity, diabetes, infectious diseases and suicide that plague First Nation children across Canada are complex and multi-faceted. Yet government solutions often focus on simplistic bio-medical approaches -- when they address the crises at all -- and too often ignore the cultural strategies proposed by indigenous leaders.

Canada Needs To Provide An Urgent Investment In Indigenous Health

Brian Postl | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Brian Postl

The health of Canada's indigenous people lags substantially behind other Canadians -- and the tragic reality is well documented. Sadly, the data regarding poor health status for indigenous populations shows us this is true across all major illnesses and across all age groups. In other words, being an indigenous person in Canada is too often a dangerous reality. But it doesn't have to be this way. These phenomena are not new, and while Canada has been good at documenting health crises, and collecting evidence, we've been poor at doing anything about it.

Poverty Creates A Vicious Cycle Of Food Insecurity And Poor Health

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 04.09.2017 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) reports that rates of diabetes are disproportionately higher among low-income individuals and First Nations people, two demographics that also face high rates of food insecurity. It's easy to tell someone to "just eat healthier," but it is a lot more difficult to actually put into practice, especially if you can't afford it.

Caretaking Tips For Seniors With Diabetes

Optimum Care | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Optimum Care

Caring for seniors with diabetes comes with unique challenges. While many seniors may have been managing their diabetes on their own for quite some time, they often require more help as they age. And while managing diabetes can be tough, it's definitely not impossible. If you do your homework, take the time to understand the disease, and remain diligent, you can help your loved ones stay happy and healthy with or without diabetes. Here are some tips to get you started.

Diabetes: From Ancient Discovery To Contemporary Treatment

Jacques Beaulieu | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Jacques Beaulieu

Diabetes is a disease known since ancient times. It was part of what was then called the anomalies of water vessels of the body, as described in the E...

We Need Federal Leadership To Tackle Rising Obesity Rates

Kelvin K. Ogilvie | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada Living
Kelvin K. Ogilvie

Almost two thirds of adults in Canada are overweight or obese, according to Statistics Canada -- a dramatic increase that has taken place over the last 30 plus years. Unfortunately the increase in obesity rates has also affected our children. It's cold comfort to find that Canada is not alone.

What Exactly Is The Difference Between Type 1 And 2 Diabetes?

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Cole | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living

It's always about insulin — just in different ways.

Paleo Diet Is Unhealthy and Fattening, According to Australian Researchers

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living

At the end of the day, it all comes down to calories.

Simple Lifestyle And Nutrition Changes Can Help Treat Diabetes

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Two recently released reports have revealed that Canada has one of the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes among 34 developed countries. Estimates suggest that more than three million Canadians struggle with this disease, and a further 5.7 million have pre-diabetes which could develop into the full-blown disorder.