Out-of-pocket medical expenses create a health gap for diabetes patients For many patients, diabetes is more than a chronic health issue. It’s also a chronic financial issue, and that prevents many patients from adhering to their treatment. A new Diabetes Resource Manual addresses that health gap with comprehensive information on support programs and financial assistance for patients with diabetes in Ontario.
Flu shot myths and facts October is the start of flu season. It’s also the time of year when people have questions about flu shots and flu prevention. To clear up some common concerns, here are some of the most common myths about flu shots, along with the facts.
This month's topic:Gestational diabetes: high blood sugar in pregnancy Gestational diabetes affects about six per cent of pregnancies in Canada. Like type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes is a condition in which the body has trouble making or using a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas.