Highlights/diabetes

Health, Society

Health issues in pregnancy increase later risk for moms and dads

Women who develop diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy are at much greater risk of getting both as well as heart disease in the years after the baby is born, and fathers have increased risk too, according to a» 

Health

Talking about diabetes: news and reports by RCI

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association over 3.4 million Canadians lived with diabetes in 2015 and that number is expected to rise to 5 million in 2025, representing over 12% of the population. In 2008-2009, 1 in 10 deaths in Canada» 

Health, Society

Google Doodle celebrates insulin co-inventor Sir Frederick Banting

Today’s Google Doodle is paying tribute to Sir Frederick Banting, a Canadian doctor who is best known for co-discovering insulin, the first “miracle drug” of the 20th century credited with saving millions of lives. Banting was born 125 years ago» 

Health, Society

Canadians drink sugary drinks, suffer health consequences

Canadians would back a tax on sugary drinks if the proceeds were used to fund health initiatives, according to public opinion research. The World Health Organization (WHO) today said countries should use tax policy to increase the price of sodas,» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

Diabetes risk among Indigenous people ‘staggering’: study

A new study suggests eight out of every ten young, Indigenous people in Canada will develop Type 2 diabetes and half of young, non-Indigenous Canadians will develop the disease in their lifetimes. “The numbers we find are staggering and concerning,”» 

Health

Talking about diabetes: news and reports by RCI

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association over 3.4 million Canadians lived with diabetes in 2015 and that number is expected to rise to 5 million in 2025, representing over 12% of the population. In 2008-2009, 1 in 10 deaths in Canada» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Weight-loss can reverse diabetes, study confirms

People who have had Type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can reverse the condition if they lose weight and keep it off, says a study from Newcastle University in the U.K. Losing 1/3 of a person’s body weight» 

Health, International, Society

WHO calls for global action on diabetes

The UN’s’ World Health Organization says the number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million, with most living in developing countries. But diabetes is growing fast in Canada too, and it’s estimated that by» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Exercise during pregnancy good for baby and mom

A new study suggests pregnant women should exercise to combat high blood pressure, excessive weight gain and babies who are born too big. Hypertension is hard to control in pregnant women, and sometimes they must be hospitalized. Too much weight» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Sugar drink tax: OK, but perhaps not the best way to reduce obesity, diabetes

This week, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) has called on the Canadian government to levy a tax on soft drinks. The Association says the high sugar content contributes to obesity and to the ever–increasing rate of diabetes. Sylvain Charlebois is»