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Diabetes Awareness Month: How can we manage this challenging disease?

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose (or sugar). Over time, it leads to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves.[...]


Monitoring your eating habits with the ‘Diabetes Diet Log’ tool

If you’re diabetic, eating a well-balanced diet is important in protecting your overall health and reducing your risk of related illnesses. In addition, a balanced diet with an appropriate amount of healthy fats (such as nuts and olive oil), carbohydrates and lean proteins has been shown to help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, and high cholesterol.[...]


Making the world a safer place for those living with autism

Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), isn’t always easily recognizable to those who don’t know the signs, making people living on the spectrum particularly vulnerable in emergency situations. In honour of Autism Awareness Month, we’re spotlighting our important partnership with Autism Canada.
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Walking: An age-old strategy to boost your health

Older adults in Canada are more likely than any other age group to live a sedentary lifestyle. These days, nearly 70% of people aged 65 to 74 get around by car most of the time, while 5% use public transit. Even fewer – 3% – bike or walk as their primary mode of transportation. Despite its waning popularity among older adults, walking has many benefits.[...]


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