On Thursday, October 4th, 2018, MediSure Canada was proud to be a participant at the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes. This was a high-energy stationary cycling event taking place in cities across Canada. This event challenges Canadians to go further to defeat diabetes.
The MediSure Genteel team sent five members to Dundas Square in Toronto who each rode on a stationary bike to raise money for the JDRF. The team had a great time and were honored to participate in the event.
Thousands of Canadians came out and supported this event and by all accounts the JRDF Revolution was a smashing success, raising funds which are needed to support critical JRDF research in Canada, research which is aimed at eradicating Diabetes forever.JDRF has a bold plan for the future of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in Canada. As better treatments unfold and the prospect of curing this disease rests on the horizon, they remain ever-committed to directing more resources to launch and sustain innovative research and clinical trials from coast-to-coast.
On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, MediSure Canada was proud to be a booth participant at the Canadian Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF in Kingston, Ontario.
MediSure Canada was a part of a collective rally that brings together thousands of people whose lives are touched by type 1 diabetes every day, who are tired of the hardship of this disease, who want to be heard, raise money and change the face of type 1 forever.
Thousands of Canadians came out and supported this event and by all accounts the JRDF Walk was a smashing success, raising funds which are needed to support critical JRDF research in Canada, research which is aimed at eradicating Diabetes forever.
On Sunday, June 10th, 2018, MediSure Canada was proud to be a booth participant at the Canadian Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF. Thousands of Canadians came out and supported this event which was held in 65 different cities in Canada. By all accounts the JRDF Walkathon was a smashing success in every location, raising funds which are needed to support critical JRDF research in Canada, research which is aimed at eradicating Diabetes forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.