Diabetes

Diabetes During And Before Pregnancy Can Harm Infants: Study

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A higher proportion of women are developing diabetes during and prior to pregnancy, raising their risk of giving birth to infants with such ...

When Surgery Is Better Than Medicine

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients' diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some case...

New Tequila Plant-Based Sweetener Helps With Diabetes, Study

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Living

A new sweetener made from the tequila plant could help reduce blood glucose levels in diabetics and contribute to weight loss in obese people. A re...

Fight Obesity With Education

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

With growing wealth in many developing countries around the world, diet and lifestyle changes are showing dramatic increases in obesity and related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But more than rising standards of living, lack of education seems to contribute to these dismal trends.

Can People Control Obesity?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

As a dietitian and health counselor, I have no problem with declaring obesity a disease, especially considering the complexity of potential causes, some of which are indeed beyond an individual's control. Having said that, I also believe that the only appropriate response to illness is to make every effort to overcome it as quickly possible.

How the Discovery of Insulin Helped My Family

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

Type 1 diabetes was once lethal but thanks to the Nobel prize-winning research conducted at the University of Toronto in 1921-22, had become a controllable condition through daily injections of insulin derived from cattle and pigs. My father's story reminds me about the importance of universities as places that create the space for big "what if" and "I wonder" questions.

Diabetes Does Not Take a Holiday

Caren Thomson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living
Caren Thomson

Avoid Skipping Meals: People living with diabetes have leaky livers, meaning that their livers release sugar into the bloodstream if they don't eat every four to six hours. Therefore, skipping a meal, even if you overindulged during the previous one, can do more harm than good to blood glucose levels.

Another Reason Why You Should Eat More Yogurt

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Living

Eating yogurt and low-fat cheese can cut the risk of developing diabetes by around a quarter compared with consuming none, according to a study of 3,5...

How a Smartphone App Tracked and Reported My Son's Glucose Levels

Sara Nita | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Sara Nita

Despite our best efforts, his levels were not improving. His diabetes educator suggested maintaining daily contact. Normally this would mean time off work and school. Instead, I simply uploaded his information and waited for instruction on what adjustments needed to be made to his pump until his levels eventually stabilized.

WATCH: Google Wants To Be In Your Eyes... Literally

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Google is officially developing a futuristic new contact lens that will reportedly measure blood glucose levels. This technological breakthrough could...

Making Healthy Choices: Which Cooking Oil Should You Use?

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

When you're sautéing, stir-frying, baking, grilling and making salad dressings, have you ever wondered what cooking oil is best? You're not alone. One of the best decisions you can make in the kitchen is which cooking oil to use.

How Germs Can Get Into Your Fat and Make You Miserable

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The problems occur when germs happen to find a home in places where they don't belong, such as the sinuses or the feet. The microbes release signals into the body that come into contact with the fat underneath the skin. The fat, in turn, realize something's not right and spark inflammation.

How I Conquered Feeling Powerless After My Son Was Diagnosed With Diabetes

M. Maitland DeLand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
M. Maitland DeLand

Many moms and dads dive into research and read everything they come across. There is no right way to handle news of this nature. The moment illness strikes, life becomes split into two sections: before and after. And it's normal to yearn to get back to before. Before was a time of blissful unawareness.

How to Repair The Damage From Four Bad Health Habits

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

I was recently on The Dr. Oz Show and he asked his viewers what their most-regrettable health habits were. We collected the top four and I provided holistic ways to counteract them. Read on for what I told Dr. Oz, and use these tools to make up for some past mistakes.

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Joy Smith, M.P. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Joy Smith, M.P.

We all agree that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. An emphasis on prevention means that Canadians and their families will be less likely to live with the devastating effects of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. These diseases are largely preventable.

What We've Done to the Environment Is Haunting Us Now

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

It's becoming clearer that what we are putting into the environment is returning to haunt us, resulting in unnecessary loss of lives, malnourishment, disease and starvation. Another key lesson is, the developed nations are not shielded from climate change, nor do they have the capacity to deal with a devastation of such cataclysmic proportion as the recent severe weather event in Colorado.

Diabetes Led To 2,000 Foot Amputations In Canada

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - More that 2,000 foot amputations took place in Canada in 2011-12 due to complications of diabetes, according to a new report on wounds in th...

Diabetes Is not a Death Sentence

Sebastien Sasseville | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Sebastien Sasseville

Eleven years after being diagnosed, I can say that diabetes has been the single best thing that has ever happened to my life. I would never give it back. Sport had been a vehicle, a growth opportunity. Diabetes has offered me the same and I am thankful for it.

Chinese Canadians Have A Higher Risk For Developing This

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadians of Chinese descent may be at higher risk of developing diabetes than their historically low obesity rates would indicate, new rese...

Some Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Some cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins appear to put users at an elevated risk of developing diabetes, a new study reports.The work,...

Are Doctors Part of The Obesity Problem?

David Gratzer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
David Gratzer

If Canada has a weight issue (and increasing amount of studies say that it definitely does), should our physicians be doing more? The answer seems to be yes, but the problem is that docs aren't doing much in terms of preventative care for their patients.

Even Health-Conscious Consumers Find It Hard to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's a proven fact that most people change their eating habits and lifestyle choices only after a serious health scare such as a heart attack or a dia...

10 Ways To Cut Sugar Out Of Your Diet

Everyday Health | Madeline Vann | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Madeline Vann, Everyday Health Living well with diabetes means managing the amount of sugar you consume. But while too much sugar isn't good f...

Lose Weight By Eating More...Worms?

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgNew research suggests obesity might be an autoimmune condition caused by an imbalance in the microbiota of the gut. Good germs could help to keep obesity at bay, while bad germs could lead to increased weight gain, even without the person eating more.

Ask Elizabeth: Why You Should Step Up Foot Care with Diabetes

Natalie Strouth | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Strouth

Over three million Canadians have diabetes and this number is expected to reach 3.7 million by 2020. Caregivers of people with diabetes, especially seniors, need to learn all they can about stepping up foot care -- from maintenance, to shoe selection.