Karen's Diabetes Blog

Posted: November 4, 2011

Diabetes and Men & Pre-diabetes

The conference was called “Empowering Communities to Better Health” …men have higher rates of diabetes complications yet go to doctors, dietitians or nurses less often than women…health care services and health messages are often directed more to women… the process of diabetes often begins 10 or 15 years before the actual diagnosis…

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Posted: November 1, 2011

Rising Diabetes in Aboriginal Populations

The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (www.nada.ca) was one of the booths at the Canadian Diabetes Association Conference…diabetes is often approaching 25% and even a shocking 40% in a few communities….program is called “Just Move it”…Exercise is the key that helps insulin work effectively.

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Posted: October 31, 2011

Canadian Diabetes Association Conference Highlights

I’ve been at the Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference in Toronto over the past week. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth…These un-fried French fries are amazingly delicious…and were such a huge hit…the Canadian Diabetes Care Guide produce a wonderful quarterly newsletter…I’ll be sharing with you some of the exciting things from the conference.

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Posted: October 26, 2011

New Diabetes Drug

I am presently at the Canadian Diabetes Association professional conference…an exciting presentation on an up and coming new medication…It helps to increase how much insulin our bodies make, WITHOUT the side effect of low blood sugar. Another great benefit, is unlike injected insulin, it doesn’t make you hungry and eat more…it may even help some people with diabetes lose weight!

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Posted: October 23, 2011

Is diabetic chocolate really sugar-free?

…sounds too good to be true…instead of adding these forms of sugar they add another type of sugar called sugar alcohol…may add more fat to improve the flavour…Compare these sugar-free sweets to the regular products.

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Posted: October 21, 2011

Upcoming Canadian Diabetes Association Conference

October 26-29th is the dates of the annual Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) conference for professionals…held in Toronto… I am pleased to have a booth at the CDA show this year. If you will be attending please visit me at Booth #823… If you would like more information…

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Posted: October 19, 2011

I do not like the aftertaste of diet soda, what could I drink instead?

Regular soda has about 10 teaspoons or more sugar per 12-oz can. Diet soda has 0 sugar…you could make up a diet beverage at home using a package of Kool-Aid or Freshie and sweeten it with your own favorite low-calorie sweetener…

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Posted: October 16, 2011

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

To be successful in reducing tempting foods…This starts at the grocery store and means not putting these “danger” foods in your cart…I had a photoshoot for my book…I brought home some foods from the “unhealthy” shopping cart… we ended up eating a whole bunch of “junk”…and feeling sick as a result…Today is a new day…Your home is your sanctuary and you need to keep it healthy. It does pay off.

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Posted: October 11, 2011

Diabetes Champions Part 2

…I have seen that diabetes is way, way more than a business to Lee-Anne…She herself has type 2 diabetes, has battled complications of diabetes, and is a survivor. She is passionate about diabetes and channels her energy to fight it by creating innovations and resources to help people with diabetes…

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Posted: October 10, 2011

Diabetes Champions Part 1

Diabetes champions have devoted a large part of their life to fighting the cause of diabetes…Charlie Cherry has had type 2 diabetes for ten years…create, as a volunteer, diabetes podcasts…The Diabetes Power Show was born…

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