Diabetes

Surprising Diabetes Warning Signs

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living

Most of us know that too much sugar is bad for us, but we may be unfamiliar with the havoc excess blood glucose can wreak on our systems. Diabetes...

How These Canadians Helped Diabetes in India

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

With our health care system, diabetes is more easily managed in Canada. But in a developing community, most can't afford a computerized glucometer. So diabetes goes largely untreated, leading to critical complications like blindness, heart disease and kidney failure. Diabetes claims 3.4 million lives every year.

Germs Suffer "Jet Lag" And Can Make You Fat

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

One particular consequence of an altered circadian rhythm is altered glucose utilization leading to increases in weight gain, obesity and even diabetes. The reason for this has been examined at the molecular level and some paths to problems have been elucidated.

Why You Must See Your Doctor After a Trip to the ER

Michael J. Schull | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Living
Michael J. Schull

Studies have shown that inadequate follow-up care after emergency room visits is common, with up to 30 per cent of patients with chronic illnesses not seeing a doctor within 30 days after they've been sent home from the ER. Why? In part, it's because fewer than one in three primary care physicians in Canada report being notified when their patients visit an emergency department.

The Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

It's been a rather tough year for artificial sweeteners. In that time, three new studies have been released suggesting they are poor substitutes for sugar. In the spring, an investigation into their use revealed a disconcerting association with the onset of depression. Then, a long-term analysis of their use revealed they may contribute to overall weight gain.

Diabetes Drug Could Help You Live Longer

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living

A large-scale study conducted by researchers at Cardiff University says that type 2 diabetes patients live longer than people without the disease than...

This Type Of Protein Could Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that a whey protein drink before breakfast can subdue the volatile glucose levels indicative of type 2 diabet...

Go Nuts -- Eating More Is Good for You

Marilyn Linton | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

Contrary to our common perception of nuts as unhealthy, Dr. Sievenpiper found a modest decrease in blood fats known as triglycerides and blood sugars among people who added tree nuts to their diets compared to those who ate a control diet.

Why We Need To Push Kids Into Careers In STEM-Based Industries

Mark Lievonen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada
Mark Lievonen

The long-term benefits derived from investing in STEM-related programs impact many sectors. Of the 10 highest-paying jobs in Canada, seven are found in STEM industries, of which four are within non-biotech/healthcare sectors such as construction, utilities, transportation, and goods production.

Obesity Is Not the New Tobacco

Kapil Khatter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kapil Khatter

Those approaches, for unhealthy eating in particular, can be a real challenge, because they bang hard against the reactor core of our economic system -- consumption. Consumption and lots of it. Like tobacco, the fight for healthy eating will challenge the heart of what companies do: sell as much as they can.

Canola Oil Could Actually Help With Diabetes, Cholesterol: Study

University of Toronto News | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Canola is Canada's oil, and new research from the University of Toronto suggests it should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Why Your Diet Is So Important When It Comes To Diabetes

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living

More fruits and vegetables and fewer sweetened beverages and saturated fats significantly decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, independent of other lif...

Could Skipping Dinner Help Prevent Diabetes?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Living

Three meals a day with snacks in between has long been the prescribed diet for healthy living — but for those battling type 2 diabetes, that formula...

You Won't Believe What Scientists Cloned This Week

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists said Monday they had used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman's genes, and turned them into insulin...

More Coffee, Less Diabetes?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living

People who boosted their coffee intake by "moderate to large" doses in a U.S.-based study had a lower risk for adult-onset diabetes than those with st...

Diabetes During And Before Pregnancy Can Harm Infants: Study

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...