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Lace Up For Diabetes June 4, 2017

Lace Up For Diabetes June 4, 2017

Home Uncategorized Lace up for Diabetes June 4, 2017 The 2017 edition of Lace Up for Diabetes takes place on June 4 and MAHCP is once again putting out the call for members to participate! Members interested in signing up for this event, which starts at 8 a.m. and includes a 10 km timed run, 5 km walk/run, 3 km walk/run and a Kids Fun Run, can do so at the Team MAHCP page: There are 15 sponsored spots available on Team MAHCP for members and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to food, beverages, medals and prizes for the top fundraisers, members will also get MAHCP T-shirts to wear on the day of the event. We also need a few more members to volunteer at the food and refreshment tent. Its a great opportunity to provide encouraging words and smiles for all of the participants. The Lace Up for Diabetes event is for a wonderful cause; funds raised go towards Diabetes Canadas programs and services, research, education and advocacy. The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada this past February. If you would like to volunteer in the tent, please contact Team Captain Erin Flynn at [email protected] . To get the latest MAHCP news such as bargaining, send us your email address at [email protected] or call 204-772-0425. Continue reading >>

Immediate Action Sought To Stem Rising Tide Of Manitoba Diabetes Cases

Immediate Action Sought To Stem Rising Tide Of Manitoba Diabetes Cases

Immediate action sought to stem rising tide of Manitoba diabetes cases In this March 14, 2009 file photo, a woman gets ready to check her blood sugar in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File) Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:24PM EST WINNIPEG -- The Canadian Diabetes Association says the number of Manitobans diagnosed with the disease is expected to grow to almost 10 per cent of the province's population this year. Figures released by the association yesterday also predict the total will grow by 35 per cent over the next decade. The report estimates there will be 125,000 Manitobans who have diabetes in 2017, up from 121,000 last year. Another 202,000 are living with pre-diabetes, as well as 54,000 with undiagnosed diabetes. The association says Manitoba's indigenous population has a higher percentage of Type 2 diabetes and diagnoses when they are younger. Hospitalization, doctor visits and inpatient medication for diabetes cost the provincial health system $114 million a year. "Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada, including right here in Manitoba, and there is no denying its seriousness," Andrea Kwasnicki, the association's regional director for Manitoba and Nunavut, said in a statement. "Not only is the number of people with diabetes growing, but so are the serious complications they experience, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and limb amputation," stated Kwasnicki. She said it's "critical for government to take immediate action." The association is calling on the provincial government to expand financial coverage so all people with Type 1 diabetes can get insulin pumps and supplies. The organization is also calling for the creation of a standard provincial diabetes care pathway to ensure everyone gets the best s Continue reading >>

Find A Program Or Event

Find A Program Or Event

Look for special events, expos, programs and services close to home or a mouse-click away. In Your Community > Local Programs & Events > Find a Program or Event Search for a program or event in your community. Mix and mingle at this educational and networking event featuring, Researcher Dr. Tricia Tang, PhD and former competitive downhill skier, Filip Gigic, and so much more. April 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Central Time) | Winnipeg, Manitoba This April, join Diabetes Canada for its annual Lace Up for Diabetes run/walk at Assiniboine Park. April 29, 2018 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM (Central Time) | Winnipeg, Manitoba Diabetes Canada operates camps across nine provinces for children living with type 1 diabetes. Each camp offers a unique array of activities that make use of the facilities and natural environment. Diabetes Canada partners with community pharmacies across the country to provide Diabetes Canada resources and events. Dress funky, fabulous, pull on some jeans or dress for a seasonal theme! For those Diagnosed, undiagnosed or at risk. Focuses on:Types of Diabetes; Signs, symptoms, risk factors, complications; Preventing type 2 diabetes (healthy lifestyle options) This program is designed to help people better understand diabetes. We would like to partner with your company in carrying out a workplace wellness strategy! Ongoing | Winnipeg and surrounding areas, Manitoba This program is designed to increase diabetes awareness, assess diabetes risk factors, and facilitate early diagnosis within diverse communities. Continue reading >>

Should Manitoba Cover Cost Of Insulin Pumps?

Should Manitoba Cover Cost Of Insulin Pumps?

Should Manitoba cover cost of insulin pumps? Should Manitoba cover cost of insulin pumps? The Canadian Diabetes Association is supporting the fight by a Manitoba woman with Type 1 diabetes to have the province cover the costs of insulin pumps for everyone with the disease. Currently, insulin pumps are covered in Manitoba for diabetics age 17 and under, but Laura Marois believes the province should remove the age restriction. She says she has used an insulin pump since she was 18 years old and is now 28 and on her fourth pump. She says at about $7,000 per unit, the cost of the medical devices add up. Manitoba Health Minister Sharon Blady says the province introduced the age restriction in 2012 based on expert advice. But Blady says Marois case raises important questions about coverage and she will continue to work with the diabetic association to strengthen care in the province. "I mean, for kids, this is one of those things," says the minister. "Its about managing their care. For kids, it offers them some stability, some regularity. "I just want to keep a dialogue going, and this raises a really important point about how is it we ensure that folks get the care that they want and need in the long term." The Canadian Diabetes Association hopes the Manitoba government will decide to expand its coverage. "This is why its a very important advocacy ask that were pushing government to adopt," says Kelly Lambkin of the association. "In the end, it prevents certain serious complications as well as a health care burden." Marois says the pump has been a welcome change from injecting herself up to four times a day with insulin. "It just feels like freedom," she says. "You can eat whatever as long as you know how much carbohydrates are in it." Continue reading >>

Gestational Diabetes In Manitoba During A Twenty-year Period | Aljohani | Clinical & Investigative Medicine

Gestational Diabetes In Manitoba During A Twenty-year Period | Aljohani | Clinical & Investigative Medicine

This retrospective cohort study was designed toexamine the prevalence and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)in Manitoba. A total of 324,605 deliveries by 165,969 women werereported to Manitoba Health in the years 1985-2004. Data on maternal ages,delivery dates, GDM, self-declared First Nation (FN) status, rural or urbanresidence and previous GDM were collected for the study. Data were analyzedusing multivariate logistic regression models. The prevalence of GDM during the 20-year period was2.9%, which was 2.3% in 1985-1989 and 3.7% in 1999-2004 (P<0.01).The trend of increase in the prevalence of GDM continued after majormodifications on the screening and diagnostic criteria for GDM in 1998. Theprevalence of GDM in FN women was 3-times greater than that in non-FN women.Higher prevalence of GDM was detected in FN pregnant women living in ruralareas compared to those in urban areas (P<0.01),which was opposite for non-FN pregnant women living in rural and urban areas.The prevalence of GDM in pregnant women 35 yr was 2.3-fold higher than that inthose <35 yr (P<0.01). Therecurrent rate of GDM was 44.4%. Adjusted odds ratios of GDM for FN status,advanced age, a history of GDM and rural living were 2.2, 2.4, 25.1 and 0.8,respectively. The prevalence of GDM is increased in Manitoba. FNstatus, advanced age and a history of GDM, but not rural living, areindependent predictors for GDM. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is aleading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed and many developing countries.1 Manitoba has been noted as one of provinceswith the highest prevalence of DM in Canada. Near 5.7% of Manitoban had DM in2006, and the predominant form of DM in Manitoba is type 2 DM.2,3The prevalence of type 2 DM is considerably higher in Native Indians,Aboriginal or First Continue reading >>

Manitoba Faces Highest Rate Of Diabetes Among Prairie Provinces

Manitoba Faces Highest Rate Of Diabetes Among Prairie Provinces

Manitoba faces highest rate of diabetes among Prairie provinces Canadian Diabetes Association Releases Manitoba Diabetes Cost Model Report WINNIPEG, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Diabetes Association released the findings from its Manitoba Diabetes Cost Model, forecasting a 48 per cent increase in diabetes diagnoses in Manitoba. Findings indicate that the province currently experiences the highest rate of diabetes in the Prairies and without action, the cost and prevalence of diabetes in the province will continue to increase substantially over the next 10 years. "The economic burden of diabetes in Manitoba is serious and threatens the sustainability of our healthcare system and the provincial economy," said Michael Cloutier, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association. "It's estimated the direct and indirect financial impact of diabetes in Manitoba currently costs the province $498 million per year. By 2020, these costs could increase to $639 million per year if we don't take action." Manitobans living with diabetes also face the highest level of out-of-pocket expenditure in the country outside of the Atlantic provinces, averaging over $2,500 per year. The economic burden of diabetes represents only a part of Manitoba's challenge. The human cost of the disease is also reaching epidemic proportions in the province. The Manitoba Diabetes Cost Model estimates that there are currently 94,000 people, or 7.6 per cent of the population, diagnosed with diabetes in Manitoba - increasing to more than 139,000 people, or 10 per cent of the population, by 2020. When you add the number of people living with prediabetes, where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for an individual to be diagnosed with the disease, it is estimated that 25.2% of th Continue reading >>

Jonathan Mcgavock | Chrim

Jonathan Mcgavock | Chrim

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Research Scientist, Childrens Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, CIHRApplied Public Health Chair in Resilience and Childhood Obesity; Co-Lead of the DREAM Theme and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Youth Research Cluster (DEVOTION) 2006 (Postdoctoral Fellow), UT Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, TX 2004 (Postdoctoral Fellow), Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, University of Alberta 2003 (Doctor of Philosophy), Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta 1999 (Master of Arts/Thesis), Faculty of Kinesiology, McGill University 1997 (Bachelor of Physical Education), University of Manitoba My research program is focused the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in youth, with a particular focus on physical activity. It has three distinct pillars designed to span the spectrum of mechanistic human physiology studies to community-based participatory action research. The first pillar of my research program is focused on the determinants of type 2 diabetes and associated complications. Following a CIHR/Heart and Stroke Foundation fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Centre, our group quickly became one of the leading centres in Canada in the area of ectopic lipid accumulation and cardio-metabolic risk in youth. Our initial studies focused on the role of fatty disease in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. Using state of the art magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques, recent publications in Obesity and Diabetes Care revealed that the presence of lipid in the liver is a robust predictor of type 2 diabetes in youth. A more recent publication in the journal Pediatrics revealed that the absence of fatty liver disease protec Continue reading >>

Food Prices May Bring Diabetes Rise

Food Prices May Bring Diabetes Rise

Posted: 01/29/2016 3:00 AM | Last Modified: 01/29/2016 2:29 PM | Updates | Comments: This article was published 29/1/2016 (804 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current. Inflation and a lack of access to healthy foods could add to a growing diabetes epidemic in Manitoba, the Canadian Diabetes Association warns. Numbers from the association predict by the end of 2016 that 121,000 Manitobans will be living with diabetes, a jump from 116,000 in 2015 and 103,000 in 2012. Food costs across the country have soared, particularly for fruits and vegetables. The University of Guelph predicted in its 2016 Food Prices Report retail food prices in Canada will increase by an average of two to four per cent this year. It's a double whammy that creates more barriers for low-income individuals who are already at greater risk of developing the chronic disease, explained Andrea Kwasnicki, regional director of the CDA for Manitoba. 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 Continue reading >>

Can I Get Help To Pay For My Diabetes Medications And Supplies?

Can I Get Help To Pay For My Diabetes Medications And Supplies?

Government of Canada activities and initiatives Funding: Call for Concepts to Increase awareness and take-up of the Canada Learning Bond. Continue reading >>

Urgent Changes Needed To Help Patients With Diabetes: Association

Urgent Changes Needed To Help Patients With Diabetes: Association

Urgent changes needed to help patients with diabetes: association Urgent changes needed to help patients with diabetes: association Manitoba needs to make immediate changes in "critical areas" to support the growing number of diabetes patients in the province, says the Canadian Diabetes Association. Number expected to rise 37 per cent over next decade Posted: Jan 09, 2017 7:25 PM CT | Last Updated: January 10, 2017 The Canadian Diabetes Association says changes are needed to keep up with a growing number of diabetes patients in the province. (File Photo) Manitoba needs to make immediatechanges in "critical areas" to support the growing number of diabetes patients in the province, says the Canadian Diabetes Association. The organizationreleased a new reportMonday projecting that over the next 10 years, the number of Manitobans with diabetes will rise by 37per cent. According to the latest 2016 numbers, the association found about 121,000 people in the province have diabetes and tens ofthousands more have prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. North End residents learn of risk for diabetes at health fair on Saturday The Canadian Diabetes Association says in order to better support patients, Manitoba needs make several changes, including: increasing medical coverage for insulin pumps, recruitingmore endocrinologists to the province, expanding diabetes education centres and developing a provincial policy to support students with diabetes. "Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada including right here in Manitoba," said AndreaKwasnicki, Canadian Diabetes Association regional director for Manitoba, in a news release. "If you don't have it, it's likely someone in your family or circle of friends is affected." CBC reached out to the Manitoba government for a response Continue reading >>

Canadian Diabetes Association | Diabetes Service Directory | Winnipeg Health Region

Canadian Diabetes Association | Diabetes Service Directory | Winnipeg Health Region

Diabetes Canada (DC) offers a tollfree information line that provides access to knowledgeable staff who can help with support, information and referrals related to Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. It also offers an award-winning website with numerous resources on diabetes prevention and management. Printed resources and information packages can be picked up or mailed out on request. Join my DC today to keep up to date with the latest events, webinars and news in your community! Its as easy as 1-2-3! Go to www.diabetes.ca/mycdasignup and click on Sign Up. Diabetes Care, Education and Self-Management Support Services: Screening (very basic screening is offered at health fairs and corporate wellness events) Learning Series Presentations consists of a suite of PowerPoint modules that can be delivered by trainedvolunteers or employees on topics relating to diagnosed, undiagnosed and those at risk for developing diabetes. PowerPoint and educational material are also available in versions tailored to Aboriginal peoples or low literacy levels. Online resources, including online video series and other information on diabetes management and prevention Diabetes education events; public awareness displays Diabetes Canada also offers: travel health insurance and credit life insurance; publications such as Diabetes Dialogue; cookbooks for sale Continue reading >>

Diabetes Guidelines | Cmaj

Diabetes Guidelines | Cmaj

Brendan W. Ball, Elizabeth A.C. Sellers, Brandy A. Wicklow and Heather J. Dean CMAJ February 19, 2013 185 (3) 237; DOI: Fourth-year student (Ball), Faculty of Pharmacy; Associate Professor (Sellers), Assistant Professor (Wicklow), Professor (Dean), the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. Fourth-year student (Ball), Faculty of Pharmacy; Associate Professor (Sellers), Assistant Professor (Wicklow), Professor (Dean), the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. Fourth-year student (Ball), Faculty of Pharmacy; Associate Professor (Sellers), Assistant Professor (Wicklow), Professor (Dean), the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. Fourth-year student (Ball), Faculty of Pharmacy; Associate Professor (Sellers), Assistant Professor (Wicklow), Professor (Dean), the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man. We reviewed the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Cares (CTFPHC) guidelines, 1 in which the authors recommend Canadian adults undergo preliminary screening for type 2 diabetes using a standardized risk calculator, followed by risk stratification to hemoglobin A1C testing. We have several concerns regarding this approach to screening. Consider that a 20-year-old obese First Nations female who does not consume fruits or vegetables, does not exercise, does not take antihypertensives, has no documented dysglycemia, but has 1 parent with type 2 diabetes would have a cumulative score of 14 using the CTFPHCs recommended risk calculator. A score of 14, as per the guidelines, does not support screening for type 2 diabetes. Our Continue reading >>

Manitoba Regional Offices

Manitoba Regional Offices

Contact > General Inquiries > Manitoba Regional Offices Brandon (Westman) Branch & District Office Andrea Kwasnicki, Regional Director x 6197 or [email protected] Kelly Lambkin, Manager, Public Programs & Services x 6196 or [email protected] Carly Kowalchuk, Coordinator, Public Programs & Services x 6192 or C [email protected] Gwen Smith, Community Engagement Coordinator x 6193 or [email protected] Doreen Landry, Coordinator, Administrative Services x 6190 or [email protected] Kevin Young, Account Manager x 6195 or kevin [email protected] Trevor Slywchuk,Community Partnerships Coordinator x 6191 or [email protected] Sara has lived with diabetes since she was ten and in 2016, her worst nightmare came true: her daughter Sophie was diagnosed with diabetes. This meant endless needles, blood sugar checks and constant worry. More than anything, Sara wants to End Diabetes so that Sophie can live to see a cure. Alone, we wont accomplish much. But together, we could give Sophie and millions of others a cure. Your support today can help fund a cure and END DIABETES NOW. Continue reading >>

Andrea Kwasnicki Regional Director, Manitoba/nunavut - Expert With Diabetes Canada | Expertfile

Andrea Kwasnicki Regional Director, Manitoba/nunavut - Expert With Diabetes Canada | Expertfile

"Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada, including right here in Manitoba," said Andrea Kwasnicki, the diabetes associations regional director for Manitoba. "If you dont have it, its likely someone in your family or circle of friends is affected." Immediate action sought to stem rising tide of Manitoba diabetes cases "Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada, including right here in Manitoba, and there is no denying its seriousness," Andrea Kwasnicki, the association's regional director for Manitoba and Nunavut, said in a statement. Manitoba government adds 94 new meds to Pharmacare program We commend the Manitoba government for its decision to expand the medications covered by the pharmacare program. This is great news for people living with diabetes in Manitoba, Andrea Kwasnicki, Manitoba regional director for the Canadian Diabetes Association, said. By expanding pharmacare, people living with diabetes and their health-care providers will now have additional choices to help better manage their diabetes. ... "First and foremost, diabetes is becoming an epidemic. The stats are horrendous; we have 125,000 people across the province with diabetes. That's almost one in 10 Manitobans," said Andrea Kwasnicki, regional director for the Canadian Diabetes Association in Manitoba and Nunavut, which contributed data to the report along with the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association. "Those are high, high numbers and the impact on our health care system is alarming."... "Absolutely, we should be more afraid," Andrea Kwasnicki, regional director of Manitoba/Nunavut for the Canadian Diabetes Association, agreed Tuesday over coffee in a bustling downtown caf. Diabetes is a killer. It's heart disease, blindness, kidney Continue reading >>

Why Your Donation Matters

Why Your Donation Matters

The Access for All programs were created to remove social, economic and educational barriers for as many young people as possible. Once these obstacles are removed, young people have the opportunity to benefit from all that The Manitoba Museum has to offer. The Manitoba Museum provides an excellent opportunity for young people to experience learning in a different way. For those facing economic barriers, the ability to participate in this experience reinforces the notion that education provides the tools to create a better future. Through innovation and creative programming, the Museum is able to successfully make learning a fun experience. The Manitoba Museum plays a vital role in education. Last year the Museum hosted 100,000 elementary and middle school students. The Museum also provided significant resources to inner city schools. Inner city youth and youth at risk have the most to gain from your support of the Y-Access program. For these young people, enhanced education and science literacy provide economic opportunity and personal growth. In addition to supporting Manitoba Schools through the distribution of complimentary passes, The Manitoba Museum also responds to special requests from other non-profit groups. Thanks to the support of people like you, this year the Museum responded to requests for support from 206 different non-profit organizations. They are: 177 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets Continue reading >>

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