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Diabetes Awareness Month Canada 2017

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

>2 million: Number of Canadians who have been diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes 6 million: Estimated number of Canadians who have prediabetes $1,000 to $15,000: Direct costs that a person with diabetes can expect to spend on medications and supplies in a year $12.2 billion: Estimated cost of diabetes to the Canadian health-care system this year 40: Age after which most people are typically diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 30: Number of minutes of moderate exercise per day that reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% when combined with a loss of 5% to 7% total body weight 41,500: Annual number of deaths in which diabetes is a contributing factor 60%: Percentage of people with type 2 diabetes who will develop vision loss (diabetic retinopathy) during the first 20 years they have the disease 15%: Percentage of Canadians with diabetes who have a major depressive disorder 63%: Percentage of adults with diabetes who have also been diagnosed with hypertension 50%: Percentage of adults with diabetes who self-monitor their blood glucose daily 9%: Percentage of adults with diabetes who never self-monitor their blood glucose 2006: Year the UN recognized diabetes as a global threat and designated November 14 World Diabetes Day Sources: Canadian Diabetes Association, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information Continue reading >>

Calendar Of Health Promotion Days

Calendar Of Health Promotion Days

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November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

Choosing to eat healthy is key for preventing and treating diabetes. (123RF) The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recognizes November as Diabetes Awareness Month. For the occasion, CDA is heading a month-long campaign urging Canadians to find out if they are at risk of prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. An estimated one million Canadians currently living with the disease dont even know it. Find out where you stand by taking the Canadian Diabetes Risk Assessment Questionnaire (CANRISK), which uses the following criteria to determine how likely you are to develop the disease: Your body mass index and waist circumference Your family history and ethnic background If you get a high score, dont panic. There are many ways you can minimize your risk, on your own or with the help of a doctor, such as: Limiting trans fats and sugar in your diet and eating regular, balanced meals Monitoring and controlling your cholesterol levels and blood pressure If you start to experience symptoms of diabetes which include unusual thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision and unexpected weight change consult your healthcare provider immediately. While the complications of diabetes can be severe, they can mostly be prevented with proper management. Because early detection is key, take a few minutes this November to find out if you should make some lifestyle changes before its too late. For more information, visit www.diabetes.ca . To take the CANRISK, visit www.take2minutes.ca . If you are experiencing any of the symtoms of diabetes, make an appointment with your family doctor right away. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Current November 2017

Diabetes Current November 2017

One in three Canadians already has diabetes or prediabetes and many don't know it. This fall, Diabetes Canada is calling on all Canadians to take the #type2test and learn their risk for type 2 diabetes! Visit diabetestest.ca to take the test in minutes Diabetes Canada advocates for Disability Tax Credit People living with type 1 diabetes need fair and equitable access to the Disability Tax Credit. Diabetes Canada and JDRF Canada united to speak with the Minister of National Revenue about our proposed solutions to this vital issue. Sugar in the spotlight for Diabetes Awareness Month "Diabetes Canada has been raising the alarm about the direct connection between the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes risk," says our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Jan Hux. Read about Canada's progress in reducing sugar consumption Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta on the Diabetes Canada Podcast On Episode Six of the Diabetes Canada Podcast, we talk to McGill University's Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta about the stigma faced by people living with type 1 diabetes, and how the spouse of a woman with gestational diabetes may be at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Watch our Facebook Live interviews with leading researchers Don't miss our type 1 diabetes webinar series! Join us for a series of free webinars hosted by leading experts on travelling with diabetes, budgeting for diabetes health costs, and new and emerging advances in diabetes management. Visit diabetes.ca/webinars to register today This months Healthy Living Calendar Recipe Roasted veggies with prosciutto add many wonderful flavours to this earthy, rich Italian vegetable minestrone. Omit the prosciutto for a vegetarian option. A bad day at work, a visit to the dentist, too much to do at home, bumper-to-bumper trafficany of Continue reading >>

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

by Monica Curtis | Nov 13, 2017 | News and Events | TORONTO, Ont. More than 10 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes and 20 Canadians are diagnosed with diabetes every hour. Thats why the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) joins the international community in recognizing World Diabetes Day on November 14, an official United Nations day. In Canada, diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, says Rick Blickstead, President and CEO of the CDA. World Diabetes Day reminds us of the impact this disease has on the health and well-being of people living with diabetes. Diabetes is the cause of 30 per cent of strokes, 40 per cent of heart attacks, 50 per cent of kidney failure requiring dialysis and 70 per cent of non-traumatic amputations, as well as being a leading cause of amputations and blindness. We need to get ahead of this crisis with education, research, improved treatments, and prevention. The CDA is working on each of these fronts to support the health of Canadians. November 14 is also a day to acknowledge the incredible contribution of our very own Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin. Held on his birthday, World Diabetes Day is an opportunity to look at his legacy. Banting is a unique figure in Canadian history. His idea led to the discovery that changed the world. Before insulin, diabetes was a death sentence. While insulin is not a cure, it has helped millions of people around the world to live longer, healthier lives, says Grant Maltman, curator of the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, CDA. The CDA is a proud steward of the birthplace of insulin, where people from around the world come to pay their respects, keep Bantings spirit alive and recognize our work in helping people affected by diabetes while searching for a cu Continue reading >>

Sugar In The Spotlight For Diabetes Awareness Month

Sugar In The Spotlight For Diabetes Awareness Month

Sugar in the spotlight for Diabetes Awareness Month This November, Diabetes Canada shows that change is possible TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - For Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Diabetes Canada is highlighting the progress that has been made in reducing sugar consumption in Canada. According to Statistics Canada data, sugar consumption in the nation fell by 2.5M kg between 2015 and 2016. "Diabetes Canada has been raising the alarm about the direct connection between the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes risk," says Dr. Jan Hux, chief science officer for Diabetes Canada. "We also know that excessive sugar consumption is linked to weight gain and being overweight, which are also risk factors. One of our goals is to see 10,000,000 kilograms of sugar removed from Canadians' diets between 2016 and 2020and we're pleased to see progress being made." While this small reduction is a positive step forward, there is still much more work to be done. For Diabetes Canada that involves calling for a levy on sugar sweetened beverages to decrease their consumption, improving labeling on food products so consumers can understand the amount of sugar a product contains and advocating for improved access to drinking water. They are also funding research about sugar and diabetes, including a study from the University of Toronto's Dr. John Sievenpiper, which investigates the relationship between food sources of fructose-containing sugars and diabetes to inform dietary guidelines. "Diabetes is a silent epidemic in Canada with 11 million people living with diabetes or prediabetes," says Rick Blickstead, President and CEO at Diabetes Canada. "There are many reasons for this growth. By raising awareness about the potential risks of over-consumption of sugary dr Continue reading >>

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day. As many as one in three Canadians lives with diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes causes health problems and death. However, effective treatment of diabetes was not developed until the early 20th century when Sir Frederick Banting, a Canadian medical scientist and physician, discovered insulin. Banting was a remarkable Canadian and a fascinating character. Born on Nov. 14, 1891, he grew up on a farm in rural Ontario. In 1916, Banting earned bachelor of medicine degree at the University of Toronto and joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, serving in France where he was ultimately wounded. In 1919, he was awarded a Military Cross for heroism under fire. Subscribers Log in below to continue reading, not a subscriber? Create an account to start a 60 day free trial. We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27 per article. For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription: Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs! We hope you have enjoyed your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27 per article. For unlimited access to the best local, national, and international news and much more, try an All Access Digital subscription: Thank you for supporting the journalism that our community needs! We hope you have enjoyed your trial! Because you read so much, we recommend an All Access Digital Membership: Not ready to commit? No problem! We have you covered with our no-risk and commitment-free Read Now Pay Later membership. Simpl Continue reading >>

Canadians Urged To Check Their Risk During Diabetes Awareness Month

Canadians Urged To Check Their Risk During Diabetes Awareness Month

Canadians urged to check their risk during Diabetes Awareness Month Video: "Don't Be Risky" campaign video PSA Video: "Don't Be Risky" campaign video PSA "Don't Be Risky" campaign ad (CNW Group/Canadian Diabetes Association) Audio: "Don't Be Risky" campaign audio PSA Take the test at DontBeRisky.ca to find out your risk of type 2 diabetes TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ -An estimated one million Canadians live with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, underlining the importance of raising awareness of its risk factors. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is unveiling its "Don't Be Risky" campaign. Canadians are encouraged to visit the DontBeRisky.ca website and fill out a CANRISK test to identify their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. CANRISK is the Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire, developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to help Canadians determine their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. "Knowing the risk factors for diabetes will provide Canadians with information to act and potentially lower their risk, in consultation with their primary care provider," says Rick Blickstead, president and CEO of the CDA. "Early diagnosis can ensure that individuals living with undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and at risk of diabetes receive the treatment they need. We encourage Canadians to participate in this campaign and share it with their social networks to spread the word about the importance of prevention, awareness and early diagnosis." All those who visit DontBeRisky.ca and complete the CANRISK test from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30 can enter a draw to win one of three Money for Life experiences including a grand prize of a $5,000 financial portfolio of investment and/or insurance products cour Continue reading >>

New Name, New Campaign For The Canadian Diabetes Association

New Name, New Campaign For The Canadian Diabetes Association

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Canadian Diabetes Association has changed its name, kicking off a fresh campaign to bring awareness to a disease that affects about one-third of Canadians. The association, now known as Diabetes Canada, has launched “End Diabetes” with a music video highlighting a need for support for people living with the disease. Rogers Media uses cookies for personalization, to customize its online advertisements, and for other purposes. Learn more or change your cookie preferences. Rogers Media supports the Digital Advertising Alliance principles. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies (why?) You can change cookie preferences. Continued site use signifies consent. Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:00 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Stream TypeLIVE Remaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate 1 Chapters Chapters descriptions off, selected Descriptions subtitles off, selected Subtitles captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected Captions Audio Track Fullscreen This is a modal window. Caption Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaque Font Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400% Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadow Font FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall Caps DefaultsDone Create a new password We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has no Continue reading >>

Sugar In The Spotlight For Diabetes Awareness Month

Sugar In The Spotlight For Diabetes Awareness Month

Sugar in the spotlight for Diabetes Awareness Month This November, Diabetes Canada shows that change is possible TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2017 /CNW/ - For Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Diabetes Canada is highlighting the progress that has been made in reducing sugar consumption in Canada. According to Statistics Canada data, sugar consumption in the nation fell by 2.5M kg between 2015 and 2016. "Diabetes Canada has been raising the alarm about the direct connection between the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and type 2 diabetes risk," says Dr. Jan Hux, chief science officer for Diabetes Canada. "We also know that excessive sugar consumption is linked to weight gain and being overweight, which are also risk factors. One of our goals is to see 10,000,000 kilograms of sugar removed from Canadians' diets between 2016 and 2020and we're pleased to see progress being made." While this small reduction is a positive step forward, there is still much more work to be done. For Diabetes Canada that involves calling for a levy on sugar sweetened beverages to decrease their consumption, improving labeling on food products so consumers can understand the amount of sugar a product contains and advocating for improved access to drinking water. They are also funding research about sugar and diabetes, including a study from the University of Toronto's Dr. John Sievenpiper, which investigates the relationship between food sources of fructose-containing sugars and diabetes to inform dietary guidelines. "Diabetes is a silent epidemic in Canada with 11 million people living with diabetes or prediabetes," says Rick Blickstead, President and CEO at Diabetes Canada. "There are many reasons for this growth. By raising awareness about the potential risks of over-consumption of sugary dr Continue reading >>

November Is Diabetes Awarenessmonth

November Is Diabetes Awarenessmonth

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in Canada. People with diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age and are twice as likely to develop glaucoma, but diabetes effect on the retina is the main threat to vision. A comprehensive eye exam is your best defense. It can lead to early detection of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, and can also help to reveal the effects of poor disease management in individuals living with Diabetes. This, in turn, can lead to helpful lifestyle and dietary changes, better treatment compliance, or important changes to medication. Did you know that a comprehensive eye exam reveals a great deal more than a standard sight test? Sight test or screening test (performed by a non-doctor): Only measures how well you can see. The individual performing the test is not trained or licensed to test or diagnose the eyes. Comprehensive eye exam (performed by optometrist or ophthalmologist): Only an eye doctor can conduct a comprehensive eye exam. A high-powered microscope is used to examine the tiny structures inside of your eyes, including a close-up look at your blood vessels, optic nerves, and other complex eye structures, all of which may contain clues to conditions that could pose a serious risk to your health, such as Diabetes. A doctor of optometry is able to identify underlying health conditions or issues that are frequently detected first through an eye exam. Optometrists can provide referrals to specialists and other healthcare professionals. We recommend annual eye exams for everyone, but they are particularly critical for individuals living with Diabetes. In our next post, well delve into Diabetic Retinopathy, and how your optometrist can help you avoid this complication of living with Diabetes. Our doctors of optometry off Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Month Highlights Need For Action

Diabetes Awareness Month Highlights Need For Action

TORONTO, Ont. – November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Day. The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is taking this opportunity to drive diabetes awareness, as the disease has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. “With a staggering one in three Canadians already living with diabetes or prediabetes, including an estimated 1.5 million with undiagnosed diabetes, we must take action now to stop the growth and impact of this disease,” says Rick Blickstead, President and CEO of the CDA. “Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day are times to shine a spotlight on diabetes, educate Canadians about the disease, and help all of us find out our level of risk for type 2 diabetes so we can take action.” As part of this effort, the CDA’s current awareness campaign (in partnership with Sun Life Financial and supported by Novo Nordisk) encourages everyone to visit DiabetesTest.ca to take the online CANRISK test and learn their risk level for developing type 2 diabetes. The awareness campaign takes a playful look at the misconceptions people often have about type 2 diabetes, and is a reminder that you may be at risk even if you don’t fit the stereotypical model of someone with type 2 diabetes. The CDA has also launched the 21 Day Challenge to End Diabetes, encouraging Canadians to form a new, healthy habit for 21 days and challenge others to do the same. By taking part in this fundraiser, Canadians will improve their health and help end diabetes by raising vital funds to support diabetes research, education and support programs. “There are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes, some of which we can’t control. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can make a difference in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes,” says Continue reading >>

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

Ottawa/Fraser Valley – Every November, Diabetes Canada celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and the 11 million Canadians who live with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. This is an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work that goes into managing this disease and to raise awareness about the serious risks and complications that can come with it. Rick Blickstead, the President & CEO of Diabetes Canadansaid in a rlease that this year, Diabetes Canada is asking all Canadians to make a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes. More information can be found here. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017

Diabetes Awareness Month 2017

Practical tips to help you empower yourself, take control, and thrive with diabetes! November is a month to focus on all types of diabetes and how they affect communities worldwide. The month of November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day (WDD) takes place on November 14. World Diabetes Day falls on the birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting who was a part of the Canadian team to first discover insulin, which happened way back when in 1924. Created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization, WDD aims to promote advocacy and awareness about the disease. Today, WDD is the largest diabetes awareness campaign in the world and reaches over 1 billion people across the globe! In the United States alone, 30 million people have diabetes, plus an additional 86 million people are diagnosed as having prediabetes; that equates to about 1 out of every 3 adults.[1] It’s estimated that if these individuals don’t take proactive steps then 15-30% of them will develop diabetes within five years. As a part of our effort to raise diabetes awareness, DarioHealth is focusing the entire month on tips, or more accurately 30 unbeatable tips (one for each day of the month), to help you manage your diabetes! See the list below to discover these tips, and stay updated throughout the month as we include more tools to help you thrive with diabetes! November 1: Always use a fresh needle when injecting insulin. Reusing a dull needle can be painful and the needle is more susceptible to bending. Using a fresh lancet for blood testing is also important to get a good blood sample, and to make testing as painless as possible. November 2: Hormonal changes can affect your blood glucose. Entering puberty or menopause can wreak havoc on your b Continue reading >>

November: World Diabetes Day And Diabetes Awareness Month!

November: World Diabetes Day And Diabetes Awareness Month!

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month in the U.S., you can imagine there’s a slew of awareness campaigns and fundraising events that go on throughout the month. This effort has taken on more international importance in recent years, with the growth of global observances of World Diabetes Day that takes place annually on November 14, the date marking the birthday of insulin co-discoverer Dr. Frederick Banting. Here at DiabetesMine, we’ve covered these November diabetes activities at length over the years. Please browse through this overview of posts we’ve written to get a sense of what happens when diabetes awareness becomes a national and international priority. Diabetes Awareness Month 2017 This year, we believe the need for diabetes awareness month is more important than ever. Many different diabetes organizations have a plethora of activities and initiatives, including the American Diabetes Association and JDRF that are both emphasizing the "invisible illness" aspect of living with diabetes. Our roundup explores all of the happenings within the USA and across the world. Diabetes Months of the Past Don’t miss our coverage of what happened for Diabetes Awareness Month last year, in both the U.S. and across the globe. You’ll read about efforts from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), JDRF, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and other groups working to raise public awareness and make a difference for the Diabetes Community. You can also reflect back on the prior year, with our coverage of Diabetes Awareness Month 2015, when both the ADA and IDF focused on the theme of educating people about healthy eating. World Diabetes Day and the Blue Circle World Diabetes Day (WDD) was established by the International Di Continue reading >>

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