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What’s one of the healthiest diets today?

Healthy Eating

Traditional Middle Eastern fare offers benefits similar to the Mediterranean diet.

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Diagnosing the legacy of type 2 diabetes

Community News

Larry Krotz’s new book explores the high rates of diabetes among Canada’s Indigenous population and how it affects all of us

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Seal oil shows promise in type 1 diabetes

Research

Nerve fibres regrow with an omega-3 supplement.

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June is for Papaya, Avocado, and Orange Salad

Healthy Living

This flavourful dish is a welcome change from your typical green salad

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What can your blood tell you about your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease?

Research

“Death receptors” can be a sign of tissue damage.

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Effective strategies for managing exercise in type 1 diabetes

Healthy Living

Physical activity is important for everyone, but especially important for people with diabetes.

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Trying to quit smoking?

Healthy Living

Why not give it a try on World No Tobacco Day

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Linguine with Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Garlic (Video)

Healthy Eating

This flavourful “any time” pasta recipe is a cinch to prepare

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Banting House – home to the discovery that changed the world

Community News

Samantha Redden and her mother made a visit to “this special place where insulin was discovered”

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Diabetes + high blood pressure during pregnancy = risky combination

Research

Together, these two conditions raise health risks later in life.

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Are all fats bad for you?

Healthy Eating

The short answer is no.

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What’s your vision for your health?

Healthy Living

 Knowing how to take care of and keep your eyes healthy is important

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How are your feet?

Healthy Living

Knowing how to take care of and keep your feet healthy is important

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May is for Pork and Okra Creole

Healthy Eating

Serve this quick flavourful dish with rice or another grain of your choice

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Declutter for Earth Day

Community News

Show your love for the planet

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A big thank you to our volunteers!

Community News

April 15 to 21 is National Volunteer Week

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I am so proud of my son

Community News

Karen Hammond shares the story of her son’s diabetes diagnosis

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Super Salmon

Healthy Eating

Quick and easy, this recipe is perfect anytime

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April is for Crustless Apple and Roasted Fennel Quiche

Healthy Eating

 This easy dish is perfect for breakfast or brunch

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Stigma should not be part of a diabetes diagnosis

Community News

Negative beliefs and attitudes about type 2 diabetes have consequences for emotional and physical health

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Can bagged salads help you eat healthily?

Healthy Eating

Yes, depending on the toppings and dressings

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Starting insulin? Watch these helpful videos now

Healthy Living

These videos take the drama (and trauma) out of injecting insulin

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Soup, anyone?

Healthy Eating

Spring may be around the corner, but it’s not here yet

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Five reasons to eat fermented foods

Healthy Eating

Why these foods are undergoing a revival

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Water activities are good for diabetes control

Research

Research offers a possible solution for those who find it hard to exercise

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March is for Salmon and Quinoa Patties

Healthy Eating

Delicious, simple and healthy are three reasons to try these patties

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What can food do for you?

Healthy Eating

Everything from stabilizing your blood sugar, to helping to prevent diabetes complications

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Treatment improves the success of islet transplants

Research

Study targets a new location under the skin

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Party hearty—but healthy—in the New Year

Healthy Eating

Healthy gatherings start with the host

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Effective exercise strategies for people with type 2 diabetes

Healthy Living

 The key is to be more active in a way that works for you

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New survey conducted shows 86 per cent of Canadians with diabetes take managing their diabetes very seriously

Healthy Living

For Canadians living with diabetes, some days feel like a challenge

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February is for Toasted Coconut Almond Granola

Healthy Eating

This easy-to-make snack also provides a delicious breakfast option

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Helping teens with type 1 diabetes move to adult care

Research

Strong support can make a positive difference to their lives and diabetes in future

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Less sleep linked to type 2 diabetes in kids

Research

More naptime may help prevent the disease later in life

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Muffins for breakfast?

Healthy Eating

How do you make muffins part of a nutritious breakfast? Start with a good mix of foods.

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What’s for lunch?

Healthy Eating

Wraps, burritos, and pocket sandwiches can be healthy options...as long as you watch the sodium.

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Are meal replacement drinks for you?

Healthy Eating

If you find yourself in a rush or on the go without a meal at the ready, a meal replacement drink might just be the answer. 

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10 things that have more sugar than you might think

Healthy Eating

You might (or might not) be surprised by some of the items on this list

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January is for Kale, Beet, and Chickpea Power Bowls

Healthy Eating

Vegetables, grains, protein and healthy fats=a balanced meal

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Go international with your next DIY pizza

Healthy Eating

Making pizza? Try a healthy, fresh twist

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Can convenience foods be nutritious?

Healthy Eating

Sure if you keep a few things in mind

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Outdoor activity is good for your heart

Research

The combination of exercise and vitamin D seems to help people with diabetes

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Top 10 Diabetes Pet Peeves

Community News

When was the last time somebody asked you which type of diabetes you have?

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Is temperature a factor in gestational diabetes?

Research

Colder temperatures are linked to lower rates of gestational diabetes

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The effect of fresh fruit on type 2 diabetes

Research

A new study looks at the benefits

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December is for Roasted Winter Veggies and Tri-Coloured Potatoes

Healthy Eating

Roasted vegetables are comfort food, pure and simple

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New tool predicts kidney failure

Research

The tool is useful for those with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes

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I really had to pee…a lot

Community News

Oh, I have type 2 diabetes

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November is for Roasted Vegetable Minestrone

Healthy Eating

Enjoy the flavours of fall in this hearty soup

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Live a day with type 1 diabetes

Advocacy

Receiving the disability tax credits helps people like me afford many health-related necessities to keep them alive

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Let’s End Diabetes Now

Community News

Give today and support researchers like Dr. Pere Santamaria whose work could change the life of Suzy Shalla and other Canadians living with type 1 diabetes  

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Insulin: Dr. Banting’s Legacy

Research

On World Diabetes Day (and the birthday of Dr. Banting), let’s celebrate the discovery that saved lives and changed the world

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Why we have to stop blaming people with type 2 diabetes

Community News

Tim Clark shares his thoughts and his personal story

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Diabetes de-stress

Healthy Living

Let physical activity help ease your mind and body in anxious situations

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What’s your risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

Healthy Living

Dwayne “Bubba” Vermette shares his story about making changes after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

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Celebrating our Diabetes Educator of the Year

Professional Members

Diabetes Canada thanks Sherri Pockett for her commitment to those living with diabetes

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Steroid medication & diabetes – what’s the link?

Healthy Living

Your high blood sugar levels may be the result of taking steroid medication

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Walking for exercise, health, fun and more

Healthy Living

There are many reasons to walk (and enjoy it), as Bernie Wiebe shares

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Why the disability tax credit matters to my family

Advocacy

Samantha Roth talks about the time and money that goes into raising a child with type 1 diabetes.

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Enjoy delicious DIY Indian food

Healthy Eating

Making traditional dishes healthier has important health benefits

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What’s in your child’s lunchbox?

Healthy Eating

Delicious and nutritious meals can help keep blood sugar levels under control

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Are smoothies really good for you?

Healthy Living

Find out why drinking your fruit may not be the healthiest option

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Do you know your risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

Community News

Take our online diabetes test and find out now 

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Could gestational diabetes be predicted from childhood?

Research

Early menstruation may be associated with diabetes during pregnancy

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Happy diaversary, Tyler!

Community News

Dena Keller shares the story of her son’s brick at Banting House 

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Red blood cells may hold the key to preventing type 1 diabetes

Research

This discovery may improve treatment for autoimmune diseases

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Bringing Canada’s diabetes community together

Professional Members

Professional Conference helps health-care teams better support people with diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes reversed in the short term with intensive treatment

Research

Diabetes Canada supports groundbreaking research

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What’s your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

Healthy Living

Take this simple diabetes test and find out now 

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Water is the best choice for your health

Research

Drinking water has many benefits, especially if you have or are at risk for type 2 diabetes

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Childhood fitness offers benefits later in life

Research

Early activity may predict adult health

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Smoking + diabetes = a bad combination

Research

Lung cancer is not the only health concern

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Genes tell the body where to store fat

Research

A bigger middle increases the risk of diabetes

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A day in the life: a single mom with kids with type 1 diabetes

Community News

Amy Crespi shares her story of parenting children with diabetes

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What’s in your pantry?

Healthy Eating

Keeping the right foods on hand gives you a head start for nutritious meals

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From unsure to confident: a teen with type 1 diabetes

Advocacy

Diabetes Canada volunteer and advocate Oria James shares her story

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Food & your blood sugar

Healthy Eating

Learn more about summer foods that will keep your sugars stable, and those that will send them sky-high

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Fitness for kids

DCAMPs

Children with diabetes can and should lead healthy and active lives

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Make history with a personalized brick from Banting House

Community News

Marie-Christine Gauvin shares her story

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New technology, research and more at the Vancouver Type 1 Diabetes Expo

Community News

Harjeet Gill and her parents look forward to attending this fall's event

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I am being kept alive by a machine

Community News

The insulin pump is a marvel of modern medical technology that not only keeps me alive, but allows me to live with diabetes however I choose

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Diabetes doesn’t slow down this race car driver

Community News

Meet Charlie Kimball, the first licenced driver with type 1 diabetes to compete in Canada.

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Study shines light on vitamin D’s role in type 2 diabetes risk

Research

Low levels of the vitamin worsen the impact of a high-fat diet.

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Overcoming the tyranny of Brussels sprouts

Advocacy

Getting kids to eat healthily can seem impossible, but there are steps we can all take.

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Teaming up with health-care professionals at Leadership Forum 2017

Professional Members

Working with health-care volunteers to support people living with diabetes.

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How do you make a character with diabetes believable?

Community News

We interviewed author K.J. Howe about her new novel, and character, Thea Paris

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The rewards of family fitness

Healthy Living

Everyone wins when the whole family gets fit

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Running from the diabetes tsunami

Healthy Living

Years of leading a sedentary lifestyle, along with unhealthy eating habits, brought me here.

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Diabetes does not define me

Healthy Living

I am determined to live an amazing life with diabetes.

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Eating well at work or play

Healthy Eating

Learn how to plan and pace yourself throughout the day and week.

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What’s the deal with gluten?

Healthy Eating

Before you hit the gluten-free section at your grocery store, read this.

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Bowl to Strike Out Stigma this June

Community News

Make a difference in the lives of Canadians living with diabetes by supporting education, programs, services, and research now.

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How do you strike out the stigma of diabetes?

Community News

It starts with a conversation.

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How can you improve your relationship with food?

Healthy Eating

 Put the spotlight on what you eat starting now.

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Don’t be sorry for my daughter because she has diabetes

Community News

A father talks about his daughter’s diagnosis.

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Donating to Clothesline helps fight diabetes

Community News

Clothesline campaign winner Colin Deacon and his wife, Jennifer, do their part to end diabetes.

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Every word in this song was written by someone with diabetes

Community News

It’s time to end the shame, blame and misinformation about the disease. 

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