Monday, 07 October 2013

How to identify if you are at Risk of Diabetes/Comment Identifier Les Risques pour le Diabète

How to identify if you are at Risk of Diabetes/Comment Identifier Les Risques pour le Diabète

When your body is not able to produce sufficient insulin to counter the sugar levels in your bloodstream, you are at risk for diabetes. This disease is likely to stick with you for life, but catching it early and making some changes in your (diet and exercise) combined with medication can reduce your chances of having to live with diabetes.

Monday, 30 September 2013

What is Gestational Diabetes? / Qu'est-ce que le Diabète Gestationnel?

What is Gestational Diabetes? / Qu'est-ce que le Diabète Gestationnel?

Gestational diabetes affects a small percentage of pregnant women. Women with this condition experience elevated blood sugar levels for the first time during their pregnancy, which drops back to its regular levels after delivery. However, this increase in glucose levels is not good for the baby and the mother faces the risk of developing diabetes.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes/Symptômes duType 1 Diabètes

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes/Symptômes duType 1 Diabètes

Diabetes (or diabetes mellitus) is a kind of metabolic disease that occurs if there is insufficient production of insulin in the body or if your body does not respond to the insulin produced. This typically gives rise to high blood sugar and other related diseases. Diabetes can be categorized as Type 1 or insulin dependent juvenile diabetes, Type 2 or non-insulin dependent adult diabetes and Gestational diabetes which can occur during pregnancy due to high level of blood glucose.

Monday, 16 September 2013

How to Treat Diabetes

How to Treat Diabetes

Diabetes can create chaos with lives of the patients as well as their family members. However, with proper management and care, those with diabetes can live normal active lives. Managing diabetes is not difficult, you will have to make a commitment for life to follow the routine you set for yourself.

Monday, 02 September 2013

Reduce your Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Did you know that over 90% of people who have Diabetes have Type 2? And did you know that most cases of Type 2 Diabetes manifest later in life? Here are some tips to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes:

Monday, 26 August 2013

Exercise Motivation Tips for People with Diabetes

Exercise Motivation Tips for People with Diabetes

Between working, running errands and taking care of your kids, it can be difficult to prioritize working out (Let's face it—after a tough day, it's easy to justify skipping the gym). To make sure you don't lose track of your priorities, here are some tips that will help you stay motivated:

Monday, 19 August 2013

Physical Activity and Diabetes

Physical Activity and Diabetes

Everyone has something to gain from regular exercise—regardless of your fitness level, age and health. Physical activity has tons of benefits, including: weight loss, stronger bones, improved blood pressure control, increased energy levels and lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

5 of our Favourite Diabetic Super Foods

5 of our Favourite Diabetic Super Foods

As a diabetic your diet plays an enormous role in maintaining the optimal blood sugar level. When you do not eat properly, it impacts your blood sugar and can cause trouble for your body. Specific foods are able to lower and raise your blood sugar level, however being knowledgeable about the different variations of foods to eat can become a challenge.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Diabetes in Canada – Some Facts

Diabetes in Canada – Some Facts

Recent figures revealed by Statistics Canada indicate that the prevalence of diabetes is on the rise across the nation. Many factors have contributed to this alarming situation such as an aging population, rising obesity, unhealthy lifestyle and a lack of physical activity.

Monday, 05 August 2013

Diabetes and Diet Tips

Diabetes and Diet Tips

If you've been recently diagnosed with diabetes or tests show that you are at risk of developing diabetes, it's time to start working on your diet. Deprivation is not the key to a good diet; you simply need to increase your intake of what's good for your body and reduce the intake of food that will cause fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.

Thursday, 01 August 2013

Tips for Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels

Tips for Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels

Apart from diet, medication and exercise, your diabetes treatment plan should also include a schedule to monitor your blood sugar levels at regular intervals. Diabetes monitoring helps you and your physician understand the effect of the prescribed drugs and establish the need for any changes in your diet.

Monday, 08 July 2013

Symptoms of Diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes.

Many people at any age can develop diabetes; it is more common than you think. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are dramatic and occur rapidly (usually to children or teenagers). Type 2 diabetes symptoms which are often more subtle, can be caused by aging or obesity. If you think you or a loved one may be have diabetes, check out MediSure’s list of symptoms to watch for. 

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference?

Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference?

Diabetes, or Diabetes Mellitus as it is medically known, occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. A lack of sufficient insulin levels inhibits the body’s ability to absorb glucose, which can result in erratic blood sugar levels. There are two common types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Not sure what the difference is? Keep reading to find out…

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

3 Celebrities with Diabetes

3 Celebrities with Diabetes

MediSure knows that being diagnosed with diabetes can bring many different emotions to the surface. It is a huge lifestyle change, and can lead many people to feel alone and stressed. However, diabetes is a much more common disease than you may think. There are even many celebrities that deal with diabetes and test their blood sugar levels regularly. Here are 3 celebrity stories that you might relate to...

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

What exactly is diabetes?

What exactly is diabetes?

Many people, especially those who don’t have diabetes, don’t have a full understanding of what it is. Sure, it’s widely known that diabetes causes problems with blood sugar levels…but what kinds of problems? What exactly is diabetes?

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