November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

logo-cdaIn recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) partnered with The Globe and Mail to produce a special feature published on November 5.

Within the feature, you will read news and information about diabetes in Canada, along with stories about people affected by type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or prediabetes from all walks of life. These stories and more are also available on The Globe and Mail’s website:

  • Know your risk, change your future
  • Sun Life and CDA team up in the fight against diabetes
  • Partnerships and targeted programs to provide support for people at high risk
  • Knowledge about blood glucose levels empowers people with diabetes to take action
  • Addressing social, living environment issues key to stemming diabetes epidemic
  • Social networks and challenging events inspire and support people with diabetes
  • Benefit plan sustainability

In addition, learn about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and visit DiabetesTest.ca to find out if you are at risk. The CDA encourages all Canadians to take charge of their health by taking two minutes to complete the CANRISK type 2 diabetes online risk questionnaire. By knowing if you are at risk or getting an early diagnosis, you can act to stay healthy and potentially prevent diabetes-related complications, like heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and vision loss.

[Source: http://www.diabetes.ca/newsroom/search-news/diabetes-awareness-month-special-feature-available-2016]

Footcare is vitally important in the fight against diabetes!

Learn more by reading these Canadian Diabetes Association resources:

You can take action today by reading these helpful articles and making an appointment to see your Chiropodist.