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U.S. FDA warns on SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of type 2 diabetes drugs

Announcements,Research

This past Friday the US Federal Drug Administration released a warning that some newer type 2 diabetes drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, may cause ketoacidosis, or dangerously high levels of blood acids that could require hospitalization. The warning comes from the US, but what does this mean for Canada. Our Medical Director, Dr. Tom Elliott, lets us know. […]

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Our new Type 1 diabetes study puts us in the spotlight

Announcements,News & Media,Research

  We have had a very busy week as news of our latest Type 1 diabetes study, sponsored by UBC and the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trials Network, is making the news. In the past 48 hours, our medical director, Dr. Tom Elliott, along with various members of our team and study participants, have appeared on the […]

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Guest Post: Diabetes and Your Feet

Living With Diabetes

Dr. Jaspaul Riar The Canadian Diabetes Association projects that by 2020, one in three Canadians will have diabetes, be pre-diabetic or have undiagnosed diabetes. These numbers are startling, but what is more shocking is the number of foot amputations this is causing. In 2011-2012, Canadians suffered 2000 foot amputations due to diabetic wounds. This is […]

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BC Pharmacare blood glucose coverage policy changes in 2015

Announcements

The BC Ministry of Health (Pharmacare) has reduced coverage for certain categories of patient of blood glucose test strips used for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) for people with diabetes. Individuals who are on diet alone (no diabetes medication) or on no medications other than metformin, saxagliptin (Onglyza) or linagliptin (Trajenta) will only be covered […]

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Celebrating Walktober with WednesdayWALK

Events

Summer’s officially winding down now, with kids back in school and the days here getting cooler and wetter… It’s easy to get stuck on idea that it’s too hard or unpleasant to stay active and continue working towards our physical activity goals. But we want to help you realize that it can be simpler and more enjoyable than you might […]

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Dieting – Which diet is right for you?

Food & Nutrition,Research

Earlier this month, Kathryn Doyle wrote a piece for Reuters Health on diets with the headline: “Diets work, but the brand doesn’t matter.” One need not travel far into the media sphere to hear about diets – there are commercials, gurus, ‘experts’, actual experts, various programs with a wide assortment of menus from all-fat to no-fat and […]

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What About Diabetes Management Apps?

Research,Technology

On Monday of this week, Reuters reported that two US-based hospitals are preparing to launch trials related to HealthKit, a software product from Apple that will be available with iOS8, Apple’s new OS that launches today. These trials will look at how HealthKit helps patients use glucose meters that integrate with their phones and make […]

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The Bionic Pancreas

Research,Technology

It’s been an exciting summer in terms of developing technology that can significantly impact those living with Type 1 Diabetes. In 2013, a Boston-based group began testing a bionic pancreas and we’re starting to see some very positive results. Young people including 7 year-old Zara Cheek from Baltimore and others around the US are reporting feeling steady […]

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Welcome!

Announcements

We are very excited to launch our new site and new blog at www.bcdiabetes.ca. Stay tuned here or sign-up for updates to receive some of the latest information on diabetes care, living with diabetes and overall health.

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