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Dr. Jan Hux: “Blaming Diabetes on Poor Eating Has Delayed Real Action”

Diabetes is the most common cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputations in adults, as well as the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Please read the following paragraphs, as there are some important details about licensing and copyright, among other things, that will affect how you use iWorkCommunity.com. Add newsletter@newsletter.diabetesselfmanagement.com to your address book to ensure that we reach your inbox. 29, 2015. You may be surprised by how easily the weekly 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise recommended by both Heath Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association can be achieved. Thus far, Schertzer’s team has found that the immune system proteins , which detect bacteria and viruses, may be partly to blame. Diagnoses increased by 50 percent or more in 42 states and by 100 percent or more in 18 states.

For most people, playing sports or going to work is routine. Sugar is a source of energy for cells. For recent immigrants to Canada (many from parts of the world where the genetic risk is higher), the effect is even more striking, with a risk 58 per cent higher in the least walkable neighbourhoods. The YMCA estimates that attendees, who are mostly aged 45 to 64, average more than 2.5 hours of physical activity per week. The study included 108 individuals, aged from 18 to 75 years, at 17 clinical sites around the United States. Improving the diet and physical activity level of persons at high risk has been shown to reduce the risk by nearly 60 per cent. Studies documenting the impact of behavioural changes are noteworthy because small changes in weight – on average, a loss of only 5 to 10 per cent – has significant benefits.

Cauliflower is the secret ingredient for turning your favorite starchy dishes into diabetes-safe meals. It is a costly disease to society as it is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, amputations and other complications. The tax will come into effect in two years’ time and will apply to producers of sugary soft drinks, rather than consumers. To simply blame individual behavioural choices as the root cause of the diabetes epidemic does a disservice to those with the disease by creating stigma (a stigma which can even spill over to those with type 1 diabetes, a disease that it is not linked to obesity). He will fill the position vacated by John L. Maryanne Ackershoek, PhD, Managing Editor Maryanne has extensive experience in writing and editing with a PhD in English from Brown University. In the late 1960s, North Karelia, a province in Finland, was found to have the world’s highest documented rate of cardiovascular death among middle-aged men.

In response, provincial representatives signed a petition to the Finnish government for urgent assistance to reduce the high burden of disease. Effective diabetes management means regular monitoring and the use of diet, exercise, medications, insulin, and other treatments to keep glucose levels as close to normal as possible. Over the next three decades, death rates from heart disease fell by 80 per cent and significant reductions were also seen in rates of stroke and cancer. Dr. Can this experience be reproduced in Canada? There will be a number of challenges, but perhaps the first step is to effectively confront the misconception that diabetes is exclusively the fault of those who eat too much and move too little. Diabetes is a complicated problem and that simple response has delayed real action.

Dr. Jan Hux is the chief science officer at the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) where she provides scientific and strategic input to the research, educational and communications activities of the CDA.

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