Tag Archives: diabetes

Make Time for Your Bucket List

My community centre, gym and pool are busiest these first few weeks of the year. It’s time to take up a sport, learn a new language or sign up for a course, and if you’ve enjoyed some extra calories over … Continue reading

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How to think about chronic health conditions

I’ll be giving a public presentation on “What You Should Know About Diabetes” at the Bonsor Recreation Complex at 7 pm on Wednesday, November 25th. You’ll learn if you are at risk for diabetes and how you can prevent it; … Continue reading

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What you need to know about diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. So raise your awareness of this common condition by correcting these five common myths. Myth #1: I don’t need to worry about diabetes. Diabetes is a very common condition. The prevalence of diabetes in adults … Continue reading

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Screening Tests: What Tests When?

Because a routine physical examination is not covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan in a patient with no symptoms and no known disease, most adults are not aware of all the screening tests they should consider. Screening tests are … Continue reading

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The Value of Your Family History

Though some illnesses are random and many caused by the way you live your life, your family history can reveal your predisposition to certain conditions. Some people take this to the extreme. If a parent died at a young age, … Continue reading

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