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WHAT IS IT?

Diabetes is a common disorder in which the body has difficulty controlling levels of sugar in the bloodstream. Normally, the hormone insulin made by the pancreas (an organ in the abdomen) regulates blood sugar levels.

The bodies of individuals with type 1 diabetes, which usually starts by the early teen years, do not make enough insulin to control blood sugar, so they must receive insulin injections.

The bodies of persons with type 2 diabetes are resistant to the effects of insulin. Type 2 diabetes, also known as "adult-onset" diabetes, usually develops in adulthood but can also occur in overweight children.

Family history of diabetes and excess weight, especially weight carried around the middle,are strong risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.

Losing weight greatly reduces your chances for type 2 diabetes and can help bring your blood sugar under control if you already have type 2 diabetes.


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Learning About Diabetes
DIABETES RESOURCES

World Health Organization
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Consumer Guides on Oral Diabetes Medications
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"People with diabetes are at a markedly increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke,
requiring dialysis, going blind, or having a lower limb amputation
compared to people without diabetes."
Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes
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Aboriginal people did not have diabetes, before 1940.
Now, at least 1 out of every 7 has diabetes.

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TO LOSE OR CONTROL WEIGHT

Get regular exercise, 30 minutes per day (at least) of brisk walking, sports, or active games.

Eat a healthful diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and low in refined carbohydrates, such as sweets and white bread.

Limit the amount of high-sugar beverages you drink, such as soft drinks and fruit punches.

Avoid high-fat foods like ice cream, butter, and high-fat meats.

Limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink per day for women, 2 per day for men, and none if you have any difficulty controlling alcohol intake.

Always eat a balanced breakfast.

If you are overweight
aim to lose no more than two pounds per week . . . losing more than that can be unhealthy and often leads to rebound weight gain.

Get your family and friends involved by encouraging them to eat healthful foods and exercise together.

Realize that your diet and exercise regimen are lifestyle changes that must be maintained in the long term to keep weight off.

Diabetes
is one of the leading causes of illness and disability
among Aboriginal Peoples
Two-thirds of Aboriginal people with the disease are women

Research suggests people of Aboriginal descent
are three to five times more likely
than the general population to have or develop

Eat Well, Live Well / Supermarket Smarts
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NUTRITION

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Awareness and Prevention of Diabetes in Northern Saskatchewan

Saanich Peninsula Diabetes Prevention Project

Diabetes Discussion | Diabetes News | Diabetes Facts

DIABETES DICTIONARY | DIABETES INFORMATION | DIABETES YOUTH ZONE

Canadian Diabetes Association
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National Institute of Diabetes | American Diabetes Association

International Diabetes Federation

Diabetes New Zealand

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Prior to 1945,
diabetes was practically unknown in Native communities in Canada.
It is now estimated 27 per cent of First Nations people
will have Type 2 diabetes within the next 20 years,
that increase in the disease is expected to be seen also
among Inuit and Metis people.
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At nearly 16.1 percent,
American Indians and Alaska Natives
have the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes
among all U.S. racial and ethnic groups.



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