Diabetes Education

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About your Diet: Carbohydrates

A healthy diet is essential for the management of diabetes. The food you eat consists of many different nutrients. Carbohydrates, which are an important part of a healthy diet, cause blood glucose levels to rise because when broken down, carbohydrates turn into blood sugar or glucose.  Learn more about carbohydrates and how to include them in a healthy diet by watching this video. 

The CW Wiebe Medical Centre My Health Team Registered Dietitians are available to help you determine the right type and amount of carbohydrate for your diet, in order to help you regulate your blood sugar levels. Please speak to your doctor if you would like to arrange an appointment.

Type 2 Diabetes: What is it?

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, it is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar or glucose is too high. You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age. However you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are age 45 or older and have a family history of diabetes. Poorly controlled blood sugar levels over time can lead to serious health problems. The good news is you can take steps to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Speak to your primary care provider and My Health Team for more information on what steps to take to control your diabetes.

Diabetes and Your Feet: How to keep your feet healthy

Foot problems are very common in people living with diabetes, and can lead to serious complications. This video provides basic information about how diabetes affects your feet and what you can do to keep your feet healthy.