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Canola Oil Could Actually Help With Diabetes, Cholesterol: Study

University of Toronto News | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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.

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.

Alzheimer's: The Search for Better Treatment

Joan Sutton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

Once, Alzheimer's was considered to be such a hopeless diagnosis, that no one wanted to put money or scientific effort into drug discovery. Now, thanks to President Obama's National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, and people like the Lauders, Dr. Fillit, and others in the field, that has changed.

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.

Why I Love Canada: We Are Leaders in Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png Canada may be better known in the world for hockey and maple syrup but one of the greatest contributions Canada has made to the world is improvement of local and global health. This list epitomizes Canada's role in improving the health of not only Canadians, but also of the world's population.

Parents Get Belly Tattoos To Support Son With Diabetes

CP | Anne-Marie Tobin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Living

Some parents get tattoos of their child's name, but Philippe Aumond and Camille Boivin went one better.In a show of solidarity, they each have an imag...