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November- Diabetes Awareness Month!

November 14th is World Diabetes Day! It was established in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and World Health Organization and later became an official United Nations Day in 2007. The day’s logo is a blue circle and several activities are organized such as: lighting of monuments and buildings in blue, diabetes walks, school activities, […]

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Ask the RD: How much fruit can I eat?

Q: Eating fruits is supposed to be good for me, but they contain sugar! Should I still eat fruits? A: Many people associate fruits with sugars, as they do taste naturally sweet, and therefore avoid them.  Fruits do contain carbohydrate (aka: glucose/sugar). There are different types of carbohydrate and it’s the quality that is important: […]

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ABCDEs of Diabetes: S for smoking cessation

In the past ABCDEs posts (read them all here!), we have discussed how high blood sugars can affect different parts of our bodies. It is also important to know how smoking can affect us: the ingredients in cigarettes are harmful and can damage our blood vessels the blood vessels can become hard, making it difficult […]

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