Our diabetes experts share some of their greatest advice, tips and tools to inspire and motivate you to live your best life!

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...

7 Reasons You Need A Backup Pair Of Glasses

7 Reasons You Need A Backup Pair Of Glasses

Accidents can and will happen so if you lose or break your glasses, having a spare will make sure your vision is never compromised.Contact lens wearer? Eye irritation is common when it comes to contacts, so make sure you have glasses with your current prescription...

“D” is for “Drugs to decrease heart disease risk”

“D” is for “Drugs to decrease heart disease risk”

Why did my doctor prescribe something for cholesterol or high blood pressure if I don’t have these conditions?  Having diabetes increases your risk of heart disease.  Because of this, the diabetes treatment guidelines include medications to lower cholesterol, lower...

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...

Will Getting the Flu Shot be Different During Covid-19?

Will Getting the Flu Shot be Different During Covid-19?

People with diabetes often have a weakened ability to fight off infection.  That’s why you’ll hear your healthcare team cautioning you to protect yourself from infections, whether it be from the flu, Covid-19 or from cuts and scrapes. Flu Prevention A recent Pollara...

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...

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