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Healthy meal-planning tips for people with diabetes
There’s no one-size-fits-all diet for people with diabetes, but choosing the right foods is key when it comes to managing blood sugar, as well as weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. 

Your gestational diabetes questions, answered
A Gestational Diabetes diagnosis comes with a lot of questions and uncertainty. Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, an endocrinologist and director of endocrinology at Women’s College Hospital, sets the record straight.

Why you should avoid the keto diet during pregnancy
The keto diet has been shown to help non-pregnant people lose weight but experts say pregnancy isn’t the time for a restrictive diet. Here’s why. 

Managing prediabetes
Having prediabetes means your blood glucose level – the amount of sugar in your blood – is elevated but not high enough to meet the definition of diabetes. However, it is a significant risk factor for developing diabetes.

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A Question of Health

This month's topic:Pregnancy after 35: What you should know about advanced maternal age

Women are increasingly delaying pregnancy until later in life, especially in larger Canadian cities.

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For overweight and obese people, weight loss may slow knee cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis
Losing more than five per cent of body weight may slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage in people who are overweight or obese. Cartilage degeneration is a key indicator of osteoarthritis.

Use of some common antibiotics in pregnancy linked to increased risk of miscarriage
A new Canadian study found that using certain antibiotics during pregnancy was linked to a higher risk of miscarriage. Classes of drugs associated with higher risk included quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and macrolides (except erythromycin). There was no increased risk linked to the penicillin and cephalosporin drug classes.

Pregnancy around the time of breast cancer diagnosis does not affect survival, study finds
For women with breast cancer, pregnancy does not increase the risk of dying, new Women's College Research Institute study shows.

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