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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

November 3, 2020

What is Diabetes Awareness Month?

Diabetes Awareness Month is a time when communities across the country team up to bring awareness to diabetes and urge action to tackle the diabetes epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has created even more urgency as adults living with diabetes are at greater risk of developing serious symptoms and complications, like pneumonia, and they are almost three times more likely to die in hospital. Today, one in three Canadians has diabetes* or prediabetes, and those at age 20 now face a 50 per cent chance of developing the disease. That staggering number speaks to the epidemic diabetes has become across Canada.

With 2021, and the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin just around the corner, Canada can’t afford to ignore the impact of this chronic disease on individuals, families, our healthcare system and the economy. Help spread awareness this November and support us in the fight to End Diabetes!

Welcome to Diabetes Awareness Month

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SGBCHC Diabetes Programs

Nourished: A Diabetes Education Series

Join us online for a 4-week, weight inclusive mini-series that breaks down the pressure of diet culture and teaches you how to nourish your body. Participants will learn specific nutrition and lifestyle strategies that they can choose from to help manage their diabetes.

Location: Online using Zoom
Contact: Call reception at 705.422.1888 to be added to the waitlist

Diabetes Conversation Group

If you or a family member are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, join us online for this informal group where we will discuss topics of interest to group members, answer your questions, and provide an opportunity to connect with other people in the community who share similar experiences.

Date: Last Monday of each month from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Virtual program with the Wasaga Beach Public Library
Contact: 705-429-5841 or www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca

Understanding Diabetes and Prediabetes

This informal online workshop on diabetes and prediabetes is for anyone who has been recently diagnosed, who cares for those living with diabetes or prediabetes or would simply benefit from a review of management strategies. The workshop will cover a wide variety of topics including medication, exercise, nutrition, mental health and preventing complications.

Location: Online
Contact: SGBCHC at 705-422-1888 or ask your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to join the waitlist

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