Along with important commitments from government for funding for more resources and research, here are some of the exciting new developments coming to help Canadians living with diabetes in 2023.
Recent Expert Blogs
Are anti-inflammatory diets recommended for people with diabetes?
Inflammation becomes harmful when it is prolonged and begins to damage healthy cells. Persistent inflammation underlies a variety of chronic medical conditions, including diabetes. To reduce levels of inflammation an anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful.
Diabetes and getting your flu and COVID vaccines
As we head into winter and spend more time indoors, communicable respiratory diseases increase. This is the time to remember how to protect ourselves from some viruses.
Common blood pressure medications for people with diabetes
As many as 2 in 3 people with diabetes report that they also have hypertension (high blood pressure). Unfortunately, the two combined can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Therefore, it is important to know how to prevent or treat high blood pressure if you have diabetes.
Good and ’not-so-good’ fats for people with diabetes
When thinking about diabetes management and healthy eating, carbohydrates get all the attention. Fat, however, is also important for people with diabetes. In order to understand how fat fits into a healthy eating plan, it is important to understand the different types of fat and their effects on our body.
Diabetes and the highs and lows of thyroid disease
The thyroid is a clever little butterfly-shaped gland that lies at the base of your windpipe, above the ‘notch’ at the top of your chest bone. People with diabetes have a higher risk of thyroid disease. Read this expert blog to learn about the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease.