Type 2 Diabetes

Canada Should Follow Finland's Example in the Fight Against Diabetes

Jan Hux | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Jan Hux

But there is an even greater danger with a simplistic understanding of diabetes that focuses exclusively on individual choice -- it diverts attention and resources from other approaches which may be more effective at addressing the diabetes epidemic. It is projected that by the year 2020, one in three Canadians will have either diabetes or pre-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...

Risk For Type 2 Diabetes Could Be Cut By High-Fat Dairy

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Living

Consumption of high-fat dairy products could lower the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the Lund University Diabetes Center in ...

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...

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...

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...

This Country's Put On Weight

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada

LONDON - More than 60 per cent of adults in England are overweight or obese, according to new figures by the national public health agency.The figures...

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...

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...

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug May Raise Diabetes Risk

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Health Canada has updated the labelling for commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to warn users they may be at a sma...

What the Cha-Cha Can do for Your Health

Lily Sarafan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living
Lily Sarafan

In addition to its physical benefits, dancing also promotes psychological and mental well-being. The benefits of dancing are most evident in studies investigating its impact on various conditions including Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's and dementia, all prominent diseases in the senior population.

The Key to Preventing Diabetes

Dr. Kevin Pottie | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kevin Pottie

The number of people with type 2 diabetes continues to rise in Canada. It has become a major health concern, with notable societal and economic repercussions. For the past two years, my colleagues on the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health (CTFPHC) have been examining the issue of diabetes. The evidence that formed our recommendation may surprise some.

Is Weight Training The Answer To Combatting Diabetes?

CBC | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada Living

Weight training may be able to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. In a study done by Harvard School of Public Heal...

Too Much Sugar in Your Diet? These Foods Help Block it!

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

We are a sugar and carb addicted society. Starches such as desserts, white flour products and candy raise our blood sugar and over time this can lead to diabetes type 2, obesity and heart disease. We have to reduce the amount of sugar intake to reduce these spikes in blood sugar -- easier said than done. But good news! You don't have to give up all the foods you love. There are techniques that will actually block sugar absorption.

Stark Warning To Overweight Teens

CP | Alicia Chang, The Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2012 | Canada Living

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under ...

Taking Action Against Diabetes

Joy Smith, M.P. | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada
Joy Smith, M.P.

We all know someone in our family who has diabetes, and this support will help those we hold dear. That's why we are working with key organizations and stakeholders to help prevent diabetes, and to improve the lives of those who have or who may develop diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Prevention 'Better Than Cure'

CBC | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Living

A Winnipeg doctor wants to give newborns at high risk of Type 1 diabetes a vitamin to try to prevent them from developing the disease. ...

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...

Scary News About Metabolic Syndrome

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Living

TORONTO - More encouragement for Canadians to watch their waistlines and other health indicators comes from new research suggesting that 19 per cent o...