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Learning to manage your diabetes

A government-suggested shift in diabetic education and care from hospitals is changing the way people diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes approach their illness. While visits to hospitals for medical regulation and the monitoring of medication, such as insulin, are essential to the well-being of a person living with diabetes, community diabetes education centres (DECs) and support groups focus on teaching individuals how to manage their diabetes on a daily basis.

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Diabetes prevention pack plans launch for January

Flemingdon Park Community Health Centre has now made living with diabetes simpler with a handy kit available to those most troubled come January, including those suffering in Scarborough.

The prototype kit, that comes with a booklet, DVD, measuring spoons, pedometer, measuring tape and stress ball, was displayed on Tuesday morning as part of the South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program (SADPP) to prevent or protect South Asians in the community from diabetes.

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Expo sheds light on growing immigrant diabetes problem

There is no way to sugar coat the rising epidemic of immigrants being diagnosed with diabetes. “Diabetes cuts across all barriers,” Canadian Diabetes Association regional chair Ram Krishna said Nov. 20 at the Canadian South Asian Diabetes Expo. “It does not know communities.”