Back on Track With Your Yearly Eye Health

Back on Track With Your Yearly Eye Health

September is usually seen as the month for re-organization after the slower pace of the summer; a signal for many of us to get back to our routines, with kids going back to school and parents getting back to work.  However, with the emergence of the coronavirus,...
Getting Back on Track With Your Diabetes Management

Getting Back on Track With Your Diabetes Management

September always feels like a time of transition, whether we’re headed back to school, back to the office after summer vacation, or just feeling the inevitable shift of summer to fall. Whether you’re moving into a new routine or this time of year is just giving you...
Properly Fitted Shoes For The Whole Family!

Properly Fitted Shoes For The Whole Family!

September marks the start of a new school year! Children are constantly growing, and are often in need of a new pair of shoes to start their school year off right! Please see below for tips and tricks to fitting the right shoe no matter who you are shopping for: Try...
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

The tears your eyes normally produce are necessary for overall eye health and clear vision. Dry eye occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears or produce tears that do not have the proper chemical composition. Dry eye symptoms can result from the normal ageing...
Hydration

Hydration

This summer has been HOT, HOT, HOT! In this heat, it’s especially important to ensure we are well hydrated. Spending the days outside, at the beach, or even inside with no A/C can put us at risk for dehydration. Dehydration can pose serious health risks, particularly...
International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day

July 24th celebrates International Self-Care Day. Self-care is about taking care of yourself, and making choices that help your physical and mental health, like eating healthy, getting enough sleep and exercising. The date chosen for International Self-Care Day (7/24)...

LMC Optometry & Eye Care is OPEN

Closing our practice down on March 18th was the hardest decision we’ve had to make, but it was the right decision to try and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Now as we open our practice gradually, our priority is the health and safety of our patients,...

LMC Optometry Update – Clinic Reopenings

COVID UPDATE Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this new normal! Your health is our priority which is why we are working diligently in putting new health and safety protocols in place. Our goal is to accommodate everyone as quickly as we can while...
COVID-19 Home Care for Healthy Feet

COVID-19 Home Care for Healthy Feet

1. Inspect your feet daily Check your feet and toes every day for cuts, bruises, or sores Moisturize your feet – apply moisturizers such as creams or lotions to the top and bottom of the feet, not in between the toes 2. Protect your feet If you have neuropathy, do not...
Testing, testing…  1,2,3…  Ketone checking!

Testing, testing… 1,2,3… Ketone checking!

As we all go through various stressors during COVID-19, you may hear messaging about testing yourself more frequently. While there are many ways to test your sugar levels Traditional meters and strips CGMs (Dexcom and Guardian 3) and FGM (Libre) On occasion you may...
A Message from your LMC Diabetes Educators

A Message from your LMC Diabetes Educators

  What can you do to prevent/prepare for COVID-19? Diabetes Canada is recommending to follow the guidelines stated by Public Health Canada: Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water Sneeze and cough into your sleeve; when using tissues, immediately...

COVID-19 Optometry Update

Brampton: closed March 18 Please note, in an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus we have been advised by the College of Optometry to close our clinic. We will offer emergency appointments at our Thornhill clinic located at 1600 Steeles Avenue West from...

COVID-19 Update From LMC

  Dear LMC Patients,   In these challenging times, we would like to assure you that your health and safety, as well as that of our healthcare providers and staff remain our top priority. LMC’s management team is continuously monitoring and responding to Public...
Nutrition Month 2020

Nutrition Month 2020

March is here, which means it is Nutrition Month! The goal of nutrition month is to encourage Canadians to eat well, and this year’s theme is: “More than Food: How you eat is important too.” This means focusing on healthy eating habits: cooking more often, eating...
Put Your Heart First!

Put Your Heart First!

February is Heart Health month which is quite fitting because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better time to talk about heart health and learn about how to best take care of it with your diabetes! Having diabetes for a long time can affect the function...
Novel Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus or “Wuhan Coronavirus” is all over the news.  Getting sick is never desired, but a virus this severe is something we all want to avoid. Tips to avoid getting sick Here are tips to stay healthy against the flu as well as the Novel Coronavirus:...
Healthy Goals for 2020

Healthy Goals for 2020

Happy New Year! January is often a time where new goals are set and resolutions begin. This is a chance for you to reflect on the previous year and perhaps think about a small change you would like to commit to for the year ahead. What are your thoughts and your goals...
Managing Your Diabetes This Holiday Season

Managing Your Diabetes This Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching. With travelling, get-togethers, and a change in meals and activity, managing your diabetes may become more challenging. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you on track while relaxing during this holiday season. If you become...
Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays

The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, new and old.  It also tends to be a time of increased busyness, change of routine and cooler weather.  This can sometimes result in you not being at your best health.  Here are some tips to prevent...
LMC Pharmacy Completes Acquisition of Diabetes Depot

LMC Pharmacy Completes Acquisition of Diabetes Depot

Toronto, Ontario, November 18, 2019 – LMC Pharmacy announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Diabetes Depot – Canada’s original “one-stop-shop” for insulin pump supplies. “Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for LMC Pharmacy and Diabetes...
Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Unusual thirst Frequent urination Extreme fatigue Blurred vision Tingling and/or numbness to the hands and feet Rapid weight change It’s important to manage diabetes to avoid long term complications.  The good news is, people with diabetes can work alongside their...

How Does Diabetes Affect the Eyes?

Diabetes can seriously affect your eyes, causing temporary or permanent vision loss. That is why annual eye exams are critical for people living with diabetes. Eye health issues can go unnoticed and early detection, timely treatment and appropriate follow-up are key...
Keep Healthy During This Cold & Flu Season

Keep Healthy During This Cold & Flu Season

The season is changing! Fall is rapidly approaching, the temperature is cooling and back to school is in full swing. Many enjoy this time of year but for some it also means the dreaded cold and flu season.  Remember to get your flu vaccine this year and every year!...

LMC’s Community Health & Wellness Fair 2019

You’re Invited to LMC’s Community Health and Wellness Fair! At LMC our aim is to make healthy easier for you! Join us at our Community Health & Wellness Fair to learn more about services available to you and your family to help prevent or manage diabetes,...
Smart Shoe-Fitting Tips for Growing Brains

Smart Shoe-Fitting Tips for Growing Brains

The hustle and bustle for back to school preparations is in full swing! We often recall rules when fitting a suitable backpacks or clothing, but don’t forget that shoes have proper fitting requirements as well. See below for tips and tricks to fitting the right shoe...
4 Tips To Get You Back Into A Healthy Routine

4 Tips To Get You Back Into A Healthy Routine

It’s back to school time which means it’s time to get back into a routine! Although it may be difficult to get back into the swing of things, a routine can be quite helpful for your health. Meal planning, scheduling regular physical activity and self-care time are the...

Injection Technique & Needles

Insulin is used as part of a normal treatment for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to have good diabetes management. All people living with type 1 diabetes require insulin, compared to only some people with type 2 diabetes that need it. Proper injection...
ABCDEs of Diabetes & Self-Care

ABCDEs of Diabetes & Self-Care

Between the daily demands of work, finances, families, and many other things, it’s not always easy to balance our priorities. This can often lead to stress, and for some, anxiety and other negative emotions. Living with a chronic disease in addition to our day-to-day...
Heat Dehydration Cautions & Travel Tips

Heat Dehydration Cautions & Travel Tips

Summer is upon us which means the temperature is rising! Dehydration is a risk for everyone during hot weather. Your body will require more water during this time of year or if travelling to a warm destination. Also to be aware that high blood sugars can decrease the...
Eat Well, See Well

Eat Well, See Well

We often take our eyes for granted, sometimes not realizing our eyes are sensitive organs. They are constantly exposed to our harsh environments and our constantly changing weather. Our eyes play a vital role in our daily wellness, and it is important that we do our...

Goodbye Boots, Hello Sandals!

Hellooo Sunshine! Many Canadians welcome May’s warmer weather for the long, sunny days, the enjoyment of cool drinks, and the chance to wear open-toed shoes. Though, before you take on summer adventures in last year’s sandals, it’s important to ensure that this...

Eye & Foot Health

There is a lot to think about when it comes to your health and diabetes, however, your diabetes team is here to help along the way. Your endocrinologist, diabetes educator and pharmacist are part of your routine follow-ups, but do you visit an eye doctor and a foot...
Diabetes & Oral Health

Diabetes & Oral Health

Taking good care of your teeth is important for everyone, but did you know that gum disease can be a complication of diabetes? Blood travels everywhere inside the body, gums included! If you have too much sugar travelling in your blood, this can increase the sugar in...
Thyroid Health – What is Graves’ disease?

Thyroid Health – What is Graves’ disease?

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune condition. In autoimmune conditions, the body’s immune system produces antibodies (usually needed to fight viral/bacterial infections) against its owntissues. In the case of Graves’ disease, these auto-antibodies bind to the thyroid,...

Getting ready for RAMADAN

We are pleased to announce that your LMC Diabetes Education team is once again holding “Getting Ready for RAMADAN” workshops this year. These workshops will assist you to safely manage your diabetes during the month of Ramadan. Topics to be covered will include...
Vegetarianism and Diabetes

Vegetarianism and Diabetes

Many people nowadays are choosing to follow a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of different reasons. Some choose to do so for environmental sustainability, some for animal protection, and some for health reasons. Regardless of the reason, people who are...
Mindful Eating and Diabetes

Mindful Eating and Diabetes

Happy New Year! Many of us are making resolutions for the New Year. Why not take the chance to explore self-care and mindfulness to kick-start the year?As we know, diabetes is a self-managed disease. Although you are receiving help and guidance from your healthcare...

Healthy Holidays!

The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, new and old.  It also tends to be a time of increased busyness, change of routine and cooler weather – this can sometimes result in you not being at your best health.  Here are some tips to prevent...
Happy Holidays, Happy Blood Sugars!

Happy Holidays, Happy Blood Sugars!

The holiday season is rolling ‘round and the New Year is in sight! At this time of the year, your lifestyle habits and normal routine of managing diabetes may become disrupted. This means your blood sugar may become harder to control. Some of the reasons why this...

Exercise Your Eyes

How does diabetes affect the eye? Diabetes and its complications can affect many parts of the eye. Diabetes can cause changes in nearsightedness, farsightedness and premature presbyopia (the inability to focus on close objects). It can result in cataracts, glaucoma,...

LMC Health and Wellness Fair

You’re Invited to LMC Health and Wellness Fair! At LMC our aim is to make healthy easier for you! Join us at our Community Health & Wellness Fair to learn more about services available to you and your family to help prevent or manage diabetes, and improve...
Recipes For Fall

Recipes For Fall

One of the great things about fall is the abundance of fall fruit and vegetables. Apples & squash are delicious and healthy options. While we can get caught up in the world of pumpkin spice lattes, there are a lot of nutritious things we can make with falls...

Being Prepared Is Key For Success

Back to school means getting back to planning and organizing for your family and yourself. You’ve shopped for classroom supplies, fall clothes, gym uniforms, lunchboxes and more. How about getting your kitchen organized as well! Not only will you save time and...

LMC Presents: Bingo & Blood Sugars

On Saturday August 11th, LMC Healthcare hosted our first ever Bingo & Blood Sugars Event, with Keynote Speaker Dr. Alex Abitbol, Endocrinologist in Toronto, ON at Chartwell Scarlett Heights Residence. Our goal is to continue to make healthy easier to members of...

Travelling & Diabetes

The summer is a popular time to go on a trip. People who have diabetes can travel exactly the same way as people who doesn’t have diabetes, but there are some important things to keep in mind. Going on a road trip this summer? Great idea! Don’t let time fly by without...

Low Carb Food Alternatives

Even though carbohydrates are the food group that cause our blood sugars to go up, there is nothing wrong with eating them. We as dietitians would never tell our patients to stop eating carbs. What is important to pay attention to is the type and amount of...

Overview of Thyroid Replacement Therapy

by Anh Tran BSc, CCPA, Physician Assistant at LMC Oakville What are thyroid hormones? Thyroid hormone is made by the thyroid gland, which lies at the base of the neck and acts to increase metabolism, bone growth, protein production, and sensitivity to...

LMC Gets Fit

LMC Gets Fit Join us for this fun, FREE, interactive event where you will learn easy exercises you can do at home, plus participate in a 20 minute light exercise session! Regular physical activity helps to maintain or improve overall health, control weight,...

Hearty Asian Soup

This soup is a quick lunch filled with fibre and protein; plus it is ideal to use the leftovers in the fridge!   Ingredients: 500 ml (2 cups) of vegetables of your choice, julienned or thinly sliced 1 container of 900 ml of chicken reduced sodium broth 30 ml (2...

"Diabetes Services Get Boost"

The grand opening of our new LMC Barrie clinic was a huge success with guest appearances from the Mayor of Barrie, the Chamber of Commerce and the MP’s Office.  This opening represents a significant milestone for LMC and for diabetes care in Canada:  LMC Barrie...

Diabetes and Lifestyle Considerations

When it comes to managing diabetes, making healthy lifestyle choices play an important role. Watch this video where Sarah Blunden, PDt CDE CPT, Dietitian, discusses the importance of making good lifestyle choices and she also shares some easy tips for healthy eating....

Happy New Year! What does 2018 hold for us?

When the countdown begins, we start to reconcile what has happened in the last year and make plans for the New Year. It is that time of year when we look back; reflect on all we set out to do and what was accomplished. We also reflect on all we would like to change,...

What is a Diabetes Educator?

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which we start off by recognizing the unique role carried out by diabetes educators. But, what’s a diabetes educator? Being diagnosed with diabetes can come as a shock and become overwhelming. First and foremost, diabetes...
LMC|Manna Research – Winner of 2017 SPRIA Award

LMC|Manna Research – Winner of 2017 SPRIA Award

On October 6-8th, 2017, LMC?Manna Research’s Management Team was represented at the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) annual Global Solutions Summit Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Nazneen Qureshi, Manager Patient Engagement,  representing LMC | Manna...

Finding The Right Fit Shoes

September is that time of year when we step back into routine. It is also a great time to cycle a new pair of running shoes into your physical activity routine.  Here are some great tips when gearing up for a new pair of runners. Some key features to look for in a new...
Health-ier Snack Ideas

Health-ier Snack Ideas

September marks the return to routine. Back to school means back to making lunches, and with that comes a lot of decision making! Do you pack what is healthy for you and your family? Do you choose to include the treats your children are asking for? Is there a common...

Taking The First Step in Foot Care

Foot care and Diabetes go together like peas and carrots. Routine foot care should be an essential part of managing your condition. Foot problems are common in those living with diabetes making it crucial to keep your feet healthy and have ongoing, routine foot care...

It’s Summer, Go Play Outside!

Whether it is to get back in shape, to prepare for a 10K run or enjoy some family time, there is no better way to enjoy summer than to play outside. Whatever your goal is, the benefits that come from moving your body are numerous! Exercise helps: Control your weight...
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