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Diabetes Symposium

Held Sunday, November 24, 2002 Q: What do Halle Berry, B.B King, and Mary Tyler Moore have in common? A: They all have diabetes. In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the BC Endocrine Research Foundation is pleased to present it’s third annual symposium, Diabetes on Sunday, November 24 at the Central Branch of […]

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Type 2 Diabetes and Lifestyle

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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Exercise as an Important Part of Type 2 Diabetic Therapy

Care and Management of Type 2 Diabetes We’ve known for over sixty years that the three cornerstones of diabetes management are proper diet, appropriate medication and sufficient exercise. The primary goal of treatment, using these core elements, is to achieve the best possible regulation of blood glucose and to delay or prevent the complications common […]

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Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

If you have Type 2 Diabetes you may be eligible to participate in a research study evaluating the effect of an important new medication for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. To qualify for the study you must be: 30-75 years of age Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the last three years Never treated […]

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Diabetes Symposium Summary Presents Anne Fiddick

Chair of the Public Advisory Council As Chair of the Public Advisory Council for the BC Endocrine Research Foundation I am proud of this, our first major educational public forum. The Diabetes Symposium, the ensuing video and the already successful “The Puzzle of Perimenopause” video produced by Dr. Jerilynn Prior admirably serve the BCERF educational […]

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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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Diabetes in the Elderly

Diabetes in the elderly will be the epidemic in this Century. Current data suggests that about 20% of patients over the age of 65 will develop diabetes at some point in their life. At least half the patients are unaware that they have the disease yet these patients are still susceptible to the complications of […]

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Gestational Diabetes

The Value of Treatment There is controversy in some circles about the value of treating women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a condition that occurs in about 5% of pregnancies. This article will describe evidence clearly demonstrating that treatment has been effective and that the current standard of regular screening and treatment aimed at normalizing […]

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Achieving Optimal Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

Introduction The recent publication of the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) [1, 2] drew several important conclusions which were discussed by Dr. Keith Dawson in some detail in our last issue. Among the conclusions in this study were that only 3% of the entire study group were able to achieve target glycemic goals using […]

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