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Why diabetes is a greater heart health risk for women than men
June 2016 Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease in both men and women. However, it has a greater impact on women’s heart health than men’s. 

Diabetes has health effects unique to women
June 2016 In Canada, diabetes now affects over 1 million women. The fastest-growing group of diabetes patients is women under age 49, and this increasing burden of diabetes in younger women has broader implications for women’s health.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: PCOS is more than a reproductive condition
Jan 7, 2015 PCOS is the most common hormonal condition in women of reproductive age. However, it's more than a reproductive condition. It’s a metabolic condition that is linked to health issues such as insulin resistance, diabetes and sleep apnea.

Managing prediabetes
April 1, 2014 If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, now is the time to take action. By managing your health, it’s possible to delay or even prevent the progression to diabetes.

Diabetes mortality risks have decreased
Nov. 14, 2013 It has been well established that having diabetes increases the risk of dying, compared to not having the condition. However, new research suggests that things have improved significantly for people with diabetes in recent years. Data on Ontario diabetes patients show that their excess mortality risk has almost been cut in half since 1996.

Income level may affect diabetes risk
Jan 30, 2013 The risk of developing diabetes may be significantly greater in lower income groups compared to higher income groups, a new study from Women’s College Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences shows.

Breast cancer survivors may be more likely to develop diabetes
Dec. 13, 2012
New research from Women’s College Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences indicates that post-menopausal breast cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing diabetes compared to women who haven’t had breast cancer.

Young adults and Type 1 diabetes:  transitioning support from pediatric programs into adult care
Oct. 11, 2012 Young adults between the ages of 18-30 with Type 1 diabetes require continuous assistance and support from family, friends and their health care providers.

Rising rates of Type 2 diabetes in young women
July 12, 2012 More young women are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which may affect their child-bearing years.

Antioxidants: what they are, why you need them, and where to find them
April 12, 2012
Antioxidants have built a reputation as “superfoods.” We look behind the hype to clarify what antioxidants are, what they do, and how they can enhance health - whether you are managing your diabetes or just trying to eat well.

Glucose: blood sugar basics
July 11, 2011 Learn where your body gets glucose, why it's imporant and why too much sugar in the blood can be unhealthy.

Planning a healthy pregnancy with diabetes
June 30, 2011 For women with diabetes, pre-pregnancy planning can help ensure the best outcome for mother and baby.


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