March is Nutrition Month!

Eleven million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. 

Chances are, diabetes affects you or someone you know.

The Diabetes Care and Research program wants to highlight the role of our fabulous Registered Dietitians on Staff!
Their role is to provide nutritional counselling to patients for optimal health and blood sugar control.
People with diabetes need to understand how foods and nutrition affect their bodies to successfully manage their disease. Dietitians can provide detailed information about how to incorporate healthy eating and practical tips to address daily challenges. A dietitian can help put together a daily meal plan that considers individual food preferences, provide education on balanced meals, and will work with patients who have diabetes to set nutrition goals to improve their health.

Quick Tip!

What does a balanced meal look like?

Canadian Diabetes Association: 

Music Video: "We get it...together!"


Sweet Success Newsletter- Winter 2018

Click here for the Winter 2018 issue of "Sweet Success" from the Diabetes Care and Research Team


Helpful Links

Diabetes Canada
JDRF Website: Type 1 Diabetes

“There are common misconceptions about the causes of diabetes. The idea that diabetes is always caused by behaviour or lifestyle choices is an example of an inaccuracy that colours the way a person with diabetes perceives themselves as well as how they are perceived. Experiencing diabetes-related stigma can have a significant negative effect on a person’s wellbeing and may lead them to neglect the things they need to do to manage their diabetes and to poor health results.”

- Dr. Jan Hux, chief science officer at Diabetes Canada