November, 2014

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Last Chance to Take the Test and Win a $5,000 Financial Portfolio

Don't Be Risky

Countless Canadians have completed our online diabetes test, and there’s still time for you to complete it too! Visit and complete the online CANRISK diabetes test before Nov.30, and you will be entered to win one of three Money for Life experiences – including the grand prize $5,000 financial portfolio courtesy of Sun Life Financial. Best of all, for each test taken Novo Nordisk will donate $1 to life-saving diabetes research. Take the test today, and help reduce your risk!

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Healthy Living

5 Tips for Fitting Exercise into Your Schedule


The holidays are hectic, but you can still find time to exercise no matter how busy the schedule. Choosing morning workouts, planning active dates with friends and squeezing in walk breaks can easily bring exercise into your home and even your workplace.

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5 Surprisingly Sodium-Heavy Everyday Foods


Salty snacks may tempt the taste buds, but keeping your sodium levels down isn't just advisable: it’s essential for people with diabetes. Discover five everyday foods that have more sodium than you’d think, and learn about some easy low-sodium substitutions.

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5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain


Separating the holiday season from festive treats may be impossible, but making healthy decisions doesn't have to be. Here are five easy tips for steering things in a healthy direction, and keeping the extra holiday weight off.

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Chana Masala

Chana Masala

Why not go vegetarian for the night? This spicy vegetarian dish cuts the meat but keeps the protein thanks to a healthy heap of delicious chickpeas.

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Regional News

Join Burlington’s Trubody Fitness for a Boot Camp Fundraiser on Nov. 29!


Join Trubody Fitness and The Canadian Diabetes on Nov. 29 in Burlington for an exhilarating morning boot camp fundraiser class to wrap up Diabetes Awareness Month!

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