Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Healthy eating is a very important part of managing blood sugar levels and maintaining your health while managing diabetes. These resources can help you manage your diabetes and feel your best.

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Diabetes and Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)

If you have diabetes, your body is not making enough insulin and/or your body cannot use insulin properly. This can lead to high blood glucose (sugar) levels and can be harmful to your health. Learn more about how you can help manage diabetes through healthy eating and lifestyle choices.

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)

Low blood glucose (sugar) can happen when diabetes medicine, food, and exercise are out of balance. Symptoms can include trembling, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, confusion, or even a loss of consciousness. Learn more about low blood glucose and tips to help keep your blood glucose levels steady.

Useful Websites

Canadian Diabetes Association

The Canadian Diabetes Association website includes fact sheets and articles on diabetes research, insulin, gestational diabetes, nutrition information, and more. For tips on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle for people newly diagnosed with diabetes, or for information on the glycemic index, click on the links below:

Health Canada - Type 2 Diabetes

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. This Health Canada web page provides information on the increase of type 2 diabetes across Canada, as well as the symptoms of diabetes, risk factors, possible health risks, and how to minimize your risk.

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