As the rich fall colours fade away, the barren trees remind us winter is just around the corner, and it is also a time for colds and flu.
Hypertension is best managed as a triad of healthy eating, increased activities and medications.
It has been reported that more than three out of four people with diabetes use natural health products.
Transitioning from a pediatrics diabetes program to an adult diabetes program can be exciting and also an unknown, which can be scary for the 18 year old and their parents or caregiver.
Certain medications – including some antibiotics and heart medications – can worsen diabetes control and cause blood glucose levels to rise.
Many complications of diabetes can be attributed to hypertension or high blood pressure. A more intensive approach to managing blood pressure has been shown to have large positive effects on reducing total and cardiovascular mortality compared with less intensive management.