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Be prepared for an allergy season with a twist.

Allergy season is no walk in the park. While others may stop to smell the roses, asthma and allergy sufferers need to stay on high alert for pollen, bees, air pollution, and much more. But this allergy season brings a new twist which could mean a very different experience for all of us. That’s because this is the first allergy season that we’re experiencing post-COVID-19 pandemic. To find out how you can continue having fun outdoors without constantly worrying about your allergies and/or asthma, keep reading. [...]


Travel is back, and here’s how you can make the most of it.

Travel has always been an important part of our lives. Whether it’s to revisit a favourite place or discover a new one, take a road trip to the next town over or fly to the other side of the world, the possibilities are endless. So don’t let a health condition like asthma, diabetes, or even allergies stop you from making new memories. Smoother, safer, and more enjoyable adventures can go from dream to reality with MedicAlert’s top 5 travel tips. [...]


Statement on Kamloops Residential School

We are heartbroken by the disturbing news that the remains of 215 children were found buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. Our thoughts are with Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous communities across Canada.

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60 Years of Saving Lives: Brianne's Story

“One of the most challenging things about living with diabetes is the fact that it’s an invisible disease.”
 
Brianne from Hamilton, Ontario was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1997 when she was just 11 years old. Fast forward to today, and Brianne is juggling her full-time job while raising her two young daughters with her husband and managing her diabetes.
 
“Diabetes can affect almost every part of your body,” Brianne says. “It can be quite complicated and frustrating to manage as blood glucose levels can be affected by more than just what a person has eaten. You can be so precise and careful about how you manage your lifestyle, but it’s unpredictable. It becomes challenging if you’re having a hard day and the extra pressure and stress of managing your diabetes can go unaware as others may not realize you’re living with diabetes.”
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