Number 3: Fall Equinox, 2000 Archives - BC Diabetes Foundation

The Diabetes Epedemic – B.C.’s Public Perception

The incidence of diabetes is increasing among Canadians at an alarming rate. Indeed, the rate of increase technically qualifies as an epidemic. The reasons for this increase are multiple, and indeed some of the factors at play are probably unknown. Known factors include the increasing average age of the population, as the incidence of diabetes […]

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Food For Thought – Glycemic Index

Introduction One of the most important concepts to understand when you are a diabetic is the concept of glycemic index (GI), the measure of how quickly carbohydrate foods affect blood glucose levels. Since the condition of diabetes impairs the body’s ability to effectively maintain proper levels of glucose in the blood it is important to […]

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Cholesterol PART III

Lowering Plasma Lipid Levels Using Medications In Part II of this series we discussed improving your diet and exercise regimen and giving up smoking as ways to improve your plasma lipid profile (cholesterol). Unfortunately, not everyone responds to, or is capable of, these lifestyle modifications and as a result lipid lowering medications are often recommended […]

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From the Editor

Welcome to the Fall Equinox issue of the Quarterly Newsletter. As we are gearing up for production of our diabetes educational video I have taken this opportunity to make this a special diabetes issue. Dr. Keith Dawson starts with a discussion of the reality of diabetes in our society and the politics of medication availability. […]

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