Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in Canada. Over 2 million Canadians are estimated to have diabetes. People with diabetes are about three to five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than people without diabetes. Coronary heart disease is by far the leading cause of death among people with diabetes.
Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. If you have diabetes, it is critical that you learn all you can about your diabetes. If you don’t have diabetes now, you can benefit from learning about diabetes and practicing the lifestyle skills to help prevent it. In this kit you will:
Step 1. Learn about diabetes
Step 2. Understand your blood glucose values