Does your loved one or someone you know have diabetes? He or she may be one of the 2.4 million Canadians living with the disease as of 2009, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and even longevity, requiring extensive senior care in the form of diet, exercise and lifestyle maintenance. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Canadians are encouraged to learn about the causes, effects and preventive measures pertaining to diabetes.
Canadian diabetes at an epidemic level
According to a report from the Canadian Diabetes Association, the prevalence of diabetes …read more