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Diabetes

Type 1 and 2 diabetes: What’s the difference?

Though both types of diabetes are often confused because they have the same symptoms, they actually have very different causes.

  • March 15, 2016

    How to decode the nutrition label

    "Low-fat" yogurt. "Whole-grain" bread. "Reduced-sodium" soup. "Low-cholesterol" cooking oil. Confused by nutrition labels and claims? Here's how to read between the lines.

  • Breaking the diabetes-kidney disease connection
    February 26, 2016

    Breaking the diabetes-kidney disease connection

    Kidney disease hits one in 10 Canadians, says the Kidney Foundation of Canada. But if you have diabetes, your kidneys are three times more at risk.

  • February 01, 2016

    Tips for travelling with diabetes

    Whether it’s a winter escape to an exotic resort or a summer getaway near home, planning before you travel can help keep your diabetes under control.

  • Sports stars share tips on managing diabetes
    January 25, 2016

    Sports stars share tips on managing diabetes

    Hockey hero Darryl Sittler and all-star football player John Chick are looking forward to a future without diabetes; read their inspiring stories.

  • November 30, 2015

    Start exercising with small steps

    You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the health benefits of exercising. And if you live with diabetes, it can even help lower your blood sugar.

  • November 16, 2015

    The challenge of gestational diabetes: "Why me?"

    My pregnancy had been going well, and I was feeling great. Then my doctor told me I had gestational diabetes, and everything changed.

  • October 29, 2015

    Kicking diabetes with tips from a CFL star

    Football hero John Chick depends on diligence, diet, exercise and a positive outlook to tackle his toughest opponent, diabetes — and so can you.