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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...

Eye Health and Ways to Prevent Vision Loss

Eye Health and Ways to Prevent Vision Loss

Vision Health Month is a great time to raise awareness about eye health and ways to prevent vision loss. A regular eye exam by a doctor of optometry is the best way to stay on top of eye health. Did you know that 1 in 7 Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in...

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...

How Zinc Can Help Heal Your Plantar Warts

How Zinc Can Help Heal Your Plantar Warts

Plantar warts can easily affect those with type 1 diabetes. This is due to the reduced immunity within the body. The reduction of immunity leaves the body at a more vulnerable state, where foot issues such as plantar warts can easily occur. Plantar warts are small...

Your Eyes and Overall Health – It’s All Connected

Your Eyes and Overall Health – It’s All Connected

It’s important to remember that the eyes are connected to many other systems in the human body. That makes routine eye exams an important part of preventative healthcare—regardless of your age or physical health. Comprehensive eye exams not only test your vision, but...

Goodbye Winter Boots, Hello Summer Shoes & Sandals!

Goodbye Winter Boots, Hello Summer Shoes & Sandals!

Hello April! Many Canadians welcome April’s warmer weather by putting away their winter boots and bringing out their summer footwear. However, before you take on new adventures in last year’s shoes or sandals, it’s important to ensure that this footwear still fits...