Type 2 Diabetes Archives - BC Endocrine Research Foundation

Special Issue

Live Well With Diabetes Welcome to this special issue dedicated to Live Well with Diabetes. Live Well with Diabetes is an educational initiative of the B.C. Endocrine Research Foundation that is intended to provide clear up-to-date information on all aspects of diabetes self-management. It is our belief that the better informed an individual with diabetes […]


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Diabetes Research

There is a large amount of research being conducted with respect to type 2 diabetes. Some of it is focused on key aspects of the cause of diabetes while other research is geared towards determining what is the best therapeutic approach for managing diabetes and reducing heart attacks and strokes as well as the long-term […]


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Diabetes Healthcare Team

Because your total care is a complicated process, it is important that you take the time to learn as much as possible about diabetes management and be sure to take full advantage of the entire healthcare team that is available to help you manage your diabetes. The whole healthcare team includes: Your doctor. It is […]


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Diabetes — Frequently Asked Questions

Is There a Cure? At this point in time there is no cure for diabetes. What we can do is manage diabetes effectively and there has never been better tools available for this purpose than there is today. There is excellent guidance for diet and physical activity as well a wide range of medications, when […]


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Diabetes Complications

Diabetes is often present for a number of years before it is diagnosed. During this time there is the potential for the progression of complications associated with diabetes. That is why it is so important that you immediately take action once you are diagnosed with diabetes. The best way to avoid or halt the progression […]


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Exercise and Blood Sugar Management In Type 2 Diabetes

This is the continuation of an article started in the last issue discussing type 2 diabetes and how to manage blood sugars during and after exercise. A number of key ideas regarding the fundamentals of fuel metabolism in conjunction with exercise were discussed in the first article in Fall Equinox, Vol. 4, No. 2. I […]


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ACCORD Study

ACCORD stands for Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes. In people with diabetes good control of blood sugars, blood pressure and blood fats (cholesterol) has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes as well as the long-term complications of kidney and eye damage. With that in mind the question has […]


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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Defining Diabetes It is often said that you either have type 2 diabetes or you don’t. Your physician may tell you that you can’t have just a touch of diabetes or be a little bit diabetic. Why is this? The main reason is that there is a definition of diabetes based on several strict criteria […]


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“Live Well With Diabetes”

Presented by the BC Endocrine Research Foundation Let this video help you and your family better understand type 2 diabetes so you can live a long healthy life! This 55 minute video takes you through the basics of type 2 diabetes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Specialists in diabetes care present the facts to enable you […]


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Exercise and Blood Sugar Management In Type 2 Diabetes

This is the second in a two article series on Diabetes and Exercise. This article will discuss type 2 diabetes and how to manage blood sugars during and after exercise. A number of key ideas regarding the fundamentals of fuel metabolism in conjunction with exercise were discussed in the first article in the last issue […]


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