December, 2014

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Healthy Living

5 Essential Tips for Winter Running


When the weather outside is frightful, outdoor running can seem anything but delightful! Nonetheless, these essential exercise tips from Team Diabetes co-ordinator and certified personal trainer Donna Dowsett will have your pounding the snowy pavement like a pro.

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5 Healthy Breakfast Tips

Healthy breakfast

When you're in a rush, and have a million things on your mind, it can be especially hard to find the time to make a healthy and delicious breakfast. Try these tips to ensure you're starting the day right with a nutritious and filling meal.

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Join our Live Tweet Chat on Healthy Eating Tips!

Canadian Diabetes Association Tweet Chat

Join our live Tweet Chat with registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Joanne Lewis, to get the scoop on healthy eating for people living with diabetes.

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How You've Made a Difference in 2014

12 months of your impact

Thanks to donors like you, we were able to fund over $7.2 million in diabetes research, send over 2,000 children to D-Camps, and provide countless invaluable community resources to over 9 million Canadians living diabetes and prediabetes. Learn more about how your donations make a difference!

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Baked Apple and Banana Oatmeal

Baked Apple and Banana Oatmeal

Need a warm breakfast on a cold winter's day? Try this heart-healthy and delicious oatmeal treat.

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Research in Progress

Do Genes or Ethnicity Determine Your Diabetes Risk Factor?


Do genes or ethnicity determine your risk for diabetes or how your body stores fat? PhD student Zahra Sohani is studying how genes and the environment interact to understand why people from different ethnic backgrounds store fat differently, and why this can increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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