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Update:  Ontario ADP Dexcom & Medtronic CGM Coverage

Update: Ontario ADP Dexcom & Medtronic CGM Coverage

Have you heard? Dexcom and Medtronic CGMs are now covered on the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) in Ontario! Here are some questions we’ve been fielding with this new program: How do I know if I qualify for Dexcom/Medtronic CGM coverage under ADP? Eligible individuals...
Getting Back on Track This Spring

Getting Back on Track This Spring

Many people struggle with keeping active over the winter months because of the ice, snow and cold temperatures. With spring and warmer weather approaching, you may be increasing your physical activity and we want to make sure you do so safely and successfully! Read on...
March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month

This Nutrition Month, we are breaking down the top five most common myths we hear about diet. Myth #1 – Low carbohydrate diets are essential for weight loss and blood sugar control. Facts: Although it’s possible to lose weight and control blood glucose levels...
Compression Stockings to Reduce Edema

Compression Stockings to Reduce Edema

With March being kidney health month, we wanted to educate you more on a common kidney health issue – edema. Edema is the swelling that is caused by water retention in your body’s tissues. This complication can occur when the kidneys are unable to properly...
COVID-19 & Catching Up on Your Care

COVID-19 & Catching Up on Your Care

For many people, COVID-19 has meant not getting the usual labs, assessments and care. This can lead to delays in updating your treatment or possibly even undiagnosed issues. Everyone wants to be on the most appropriate treatment options available.  Understandably,...
Taking Steps Towards a Healthy, New You!

Taking Steps Towards a Healthy, New You!

Taking the steps to become a healthier version of yourself, could not have come at a better time! Our world has turned upside down in the last few years. The pandemic has changed so much in our lives and we want to ensure you are able to stay safe and healthy this...
Healthy holiday tips!

Healthy holiday tips!

2021 has been another year of COVID precautions…We’ve gone through multiple infection spikes, lock downs and lifted restrictions, to vaccinations and now even 3rd round vaccinations! Here are some tips and reminders for a healthy holiday season. Tips to stay healthy...
Staying healthy through the holidays

Staying healthy through the holidays

The holidays are a great time to relax and unwind, enjoy time with our family and friends and show others we care by spending time together and exchanging gifts. The holiday season can also be a challenging time to stay on track with diabetes, because it is often...
Home care for healthy feet – tips & tricks!

Home care for healthy feet – tips & tricks!

Inspect your feet and toes for any cuts, bruises, or sores daily. Use a mirror for hard-to-see areas. Pay attention to any changes in odour, colour or thickness of your toenails, and thoroughly dry your toes after getting the feet wet Moisturize with urea-based creams...

100 ways LMC is Making Healthy Easier!

LMC as a whole! 1. Multi-disciplinary care – We take a multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes offering multiple diabetes-related services under one roof: diabetes specialist care, diabetes education, optometry, foot specialist care, pharmacy, research. 2. Integrated...
November is diabetes awareness month

November is diabetes awareness month

This month for Diabetes Awareness Month, we are breaking down the top ten diabetes myths. 1) If I eat well and exercise every day, my diabetes will go away. There is currently no cure for diabetes however, if you make lifestyle changes such as eating healthy and...
Pregnancy and your feet

Pregnancy and your feet

During pregnancy, it is not uncommon to experience an array of aches and pains all over your body. Among these complications are tired, swollen, achy feet – a very common and painful symptom experienced by mothers-to-be during their 9 months of pregnancy. Managing...
Foot Care: A Step Towards Good Health

Foot Care: A Step Towards Good Health

Prevention is key to reduce the risk of foot complications for those with type 1 diabetes. As a multi-system disorder, diabetes is frequently associated with other conditions, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Together, these conditions can contribute...

Check Your Glucagon! Recall on Lot D239382A

On September 26, 2021, Health Canada issued a recall on Glucagon- specifically for Lot D239382A, which has an expiry of May 10, 2022. Here is the link to the Health Canada Advisory. If you are in possession of Glucagon with this Lot number, please return it to your...
Happy And Healthy Halloween!

Happy And Healthy Halloween!

Many people look forward to Halloween because it is a time to enjoy spooky movies, dress up in costumes, and enjoy delicious treats! For people living with diabetes, Halloween can also be a challenging time to manage blood sugars. Here are a few tips and tricks to...
Proper Shoe Fitting For The Whole Family!

Proper Shoe Fitting For The Whole Family!

Shoe suitability will differ depending on the activity they are intended for, and the type of foot resting in them. Our LMC Chiropodists specialize in the assessment of biomechanics and recognizing what foot type you have. Please see below for tips and tricks to find...
Back to School Meal Prep

Back to School Meal Prep

The exciting back-to-school season is here! Whether you have children who are going back to school, or you are going back to the office, meal prepping can save you time spent in the kitchen throughout the week. What is meal prep? Meal prep is when you make food in...
Back-to-school Prep Reminders

Back-to-school Prep Reminders

Going back to school next month?  Here are some medication reminders to help prepare. Taking Insulin?  Check your glucagon If you take insulin, its best to have glucagon available in the event of severe hypoglycemia. Glucagon injections, as with all medications, have...
4 Outdoor Activities for a Healthy Body & Mind

4 Outdoor Activities for a Healthy Body & Mind

These past few months have definitely been challenging but no matter what challenges we face, it is important to still take care of both our physical and mental health. Thankfully we have the great outdoors to help us with both! Here are four ideas for activities to...
Medication Self-Care Tips

Medication Self-Care Tips

Most people with chronic conditions have treatments that include medications, and yet 50% of Canadians do not take their medications as prescribed. Here are some tips to get the most benefit from your medications! 1) If you have medication questions or concerns,...
Staying Safe in the Summer Sun with Type 1 Diabetes

Staying Safe in the Summer Sun with Type 1 Diabetes

After 15 months of living through a global pandemic, June 20th marks the official start of summer. With a growing percentage of people across the country receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and the province getting back to business as usual, people...
COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 updates feel like lessons in Greek these days. There are Alpha, Beta, Gamma & Delta variants of concern. As well there are also variants of interest – Eta, Iota (USA), Kappa (India) and Lambda (Peru) – rearing their heads. In Canada, all four variants of...
Foot Care Is Self-Care

Foot Care Is Self-Care

Summer is well underway and amidst our province reopening, you may be finding it hard to find time for yourself. It is important to take some time to focus on self-care, which includes caring for your feet as well. Taking a little extra time to ensure your feet are...
International Self Care Day and Hydration Tips

International Self Care Day and Hydration Tips

July 24th is International Self Care Day! This day is celebrated all around the world to encourage individuals to look after their own health based on the knowledge and information available. This year we are focusing on one of the seven pillars of self-care – healthy...
National Health and Fitness Day

National Health and Fitness Day

June 5th marks National Health and Fitness Day in Canada. This day was started during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to create a legacy of improved health for all Canadians and to help make Canada the fittest nation in the world. Being physically active is an important...
May is Hypertension Month

May is Hypertension Month

What is hypertension? Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the amount of pressure forced on the walls of our arteries. Too much pressure can be hard on our heart and cause damage to our arteries. What are my targets? For most people...
Foot Health & Our PEDAL Study

Foot Health & Our PEDAL Study

Happy Foot Health Month! This month we wanted to bring your attention to our published diabetes foot study. Throughout February 2018 to April 2019, our LMC chiropodists saw over 5,000 patients with type I and type II diabetes to thoroughly assess their feet and...
What to Think About Before Your Next Bolus

What to Think About Before Your Next Bolus

Have you ever noticed that you can eat the exact same food over and over again, but see your blood sugars react differently each time? This can sometimes be a frustrating reality for people living with type 1 diabetes, because there are so many factors that can affect...
Ten best foods for eye health

Ten best foods for eye health

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eyestrain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of eye health problems. Organizations such as the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the Canadian Association...
Diabetes Oral Health

Diabetes Oral Health

April is Oral Health Month! Did you know blood sugars can impact oral health? People living with diabetes may have a higher risk of developing complications to the teeth, gums, and tongue due to changes in the body and a weakened immune system. High blood sugar, also...
More than prescriptions…

More than prescriptions…

March is Pharmacist Appreciation Month! Pharmacists can provide you with more than prescriptions. Here are some highlights and featured services that are available from our LMC Certified Diabetes Educator Pharmacists – and these are covered by OHIP, so there is no...
Compression Stockings to Reduce Edema

Compression Stockings to Reduce Edema

With March being kidney health month, we wanted to educate you more on a common kidney health issue – edema. Edema is the swelling that is caused by water retention in your body’s tissues.  This complication can occur when the kidneys are unable to properly...
Nutrition Month 2021

Nutrition Month 2021

March is nutrition month and this year’s theme is “Good For You. Dietitians Help You Find Your Healthy.”   This year it’s all about finding what foods work for you and make you feel your best. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to healthy eating! There are...
Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

February is heart health month! People living with diabetes are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. However, you can reduce your risk with healthy behaviours such as diet and exercise as well as taking medications to protect your heart as recommended by...
Your Feet & Heart Health

Your Feet & Heart Health

If you’re wondering about the health of your heart, take a look at your feet. Your feet are often forgotten about. They get squished into shoes, stepped on, and not properly taken care of. This may be true for many of us; however, your feet could hold key signs about...
COVID-19 & Heart Health

COVID-19 & Heart Health

The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada has heart-related statistics to share when it comes to COVID-19: Data shows that people who have a heart condition or vascular disease, or who have had a stroke, are at higher risk of complications if they are infected with...
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The health buzz kicking off 2021 is COVID-19 vaccinations!  Depending on what part of Canada you are in, your age and your living arrangements, you may have been part of the fortunate group who have already received your COVID-19 vaccine.  For the majority of...
Your Feet, Your Food, Your Fitness!

Your Feet, Your Food, Your Fitness!

Walking: Your Feet, Your Food, Your Fitness With type 1 diabetes it is important to make adjustments to your supplemental insulin and food intake to match the type, time, and intensity of your physical activity. Proper planning and monitoring of your insulin and food...
Resolutions for Healthier Eyes

Resolutions for Healthier Eyes

Do your eyes a favour and add an eye exam to your New Year’s resolution list! Booking an eye exam with an optometrist is a simple resolution that’s easy to keep and can help protect not only your vision, but your overall health and wellness too. “Many people think of...
New Years’ Resolution Tips

New Years’ Resolution Tips

Happy New Year! Many people will be setting new years’ resolutions this month and we want to make sure you succeed! A helpful way of setting goals is using the SMART framework. SMART stands for: Specific – sometimes goals start out as a broad concept like “I want to...
Healthy Holidays!

Healthy Holidays!

If there were ever a year to emphasize health over the holidays, 2020 is it!  While we are dealing with a pandemic locally and the world over, it is still flu season in Canada.  This also tends to be a time of increased busyness, change of routine and cooler weather. ...
Healthy Feet Over The Holidays

Healthy Feet Over The Holidays

As you know, the holiday season is quickly approaching! With that in mind, our Chiropody & Foot Care team would like to take this time to thank you all for your support throughout this difficult year. We wish you all the best over the holidays, and a very happy...
Staying Active Through the Winter

Staying Active Through the Winter

Many people struggle to keep active through the winter months because of the cold weather. This year has posed an extra challenge for us all with gym closures and other limitations. Despite this, we should still aim for 150 minutes of cardio activity per week such as...
Diabetes & Your Foot Health

Diabetes & Your Foot Health

Foot problems are common in people living with diabetes. Diabetes restricts the blood from travelling through the smalls blood vessels in our feet. This can cause difficulty for even the smallest of cuts to heal, and can potentially lead to infection. Our nerves and...
COVID & Healthy Eyes

COVID & Healthy Eyes

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines, protecting yourself and those around you is vital as is looking after your health including the health of your eyes.   Coronavirus is transmitted from person to person mainly through airborne “respiratory droplets”...
November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Currently, 1 in 3 Canadians are living with pre-diabetes or diabetes. It is estimated that every 24 hours: More than 20 Canadians die of diabetes-related complications 480 more Canadians are diagnosed with this devastating disease 14 Canadians have a lower limb...
Dry Eyes & Diabetes

Dry Eyes & Diabetes

What is dry eye?                                                                                                                              Dry eye is a condition in which the eye does not produce tears properly. It can also involve tears not having the right...
Keeping Healthy Through the Holidays

Keeping Healthy Through the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and marks the beginning of a few months of special meals and indulgence. It’s easy to brush it off and think “Oh, it’s just one meal, it won’t matter!” But, between Thanksgiving, Halloween and the holidays in December AND all of...
Back-to-school Prep Reminders

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...
Dry Eyes & Diabetes

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...