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Nurse champions promote diabetes health at Sunnybrook
Nurse champions promote diabetes health at Sunnybrook

At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, education and support play a key role in helping patients successfully manage their diabetes, whether they are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years. “There were 13,000 orders for diabetes drugs for more ...

Posted: July 25, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Diabetes researchers battle the fastest growing global epidemic of the 21st century
Diabetes researchers battle the fastest growing global
epidemic of the 21st century

Dr. Ravi Retnakaran, Mount Sinai Hospital endocrinologist and scientist, with diabetes patient Tulsi Ram Upadhay. Upadhay, 44, discovered he had diabetes during a routine physical in 2009. Mount Sinai Hospital’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute is ranked #1 world-wide for diabetes ...

Posted: July 19, 2013|Diseases, Featured|0 comments

New St. Joseph’s service supports Muslims with diabetes
New St. Joseph’s service supports Muslims with diabetes

Beginning July 9, thousands of Muslims will begin a month of a daily fasting from dawn until sunset in observance of Ramadan. This is an important period of religious devotion and spiritual reflection but for Muslims with diabetes, it can ...

Posted: July 18, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Positive Transition for Young Adults is the Sweet Spot for PRHC’s Diabetes Transition Clinic
Positive Transition for Young Adults is the Sweet Spot
for PRHC’s Diabetes Transition Clinic

Diabetes patient Karly Maloney (middle) reviews a patient questionnaire with RN Shay Cannon (left) and Dr. Karolyn Hardy-Brown, Pediatrician (right) at PRHC’s Diabetes Transition Clinic. For 21 year old Karly Maloney, managing her diabetes is a way of life. Diagnosed ...

Posted: July 18, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

New Centre for Complex Diabetes Care offers a team approach to patients
New Centre for Complex Diabetes Care offers a team
approach to patients

Margaret Heldsinger, another patient who has seen success in managing her complex diabetes with the CCDC team, has lost 30 lbs and feels that the team approach made a huge difference in helping her reach her goals. Following two strokes ...

Posted: July 17, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s collaborative approach to managing diabetes
Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s collaborative approach
to managing diabetes

Ultraviolet C light treatment is used at Runnymede Healthcare Centre to treat patients with complex wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers. At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, about 40 per cent of patients have an endocrine, metabolic or nutritional disease, such as ...

Posted: July 16, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Gift of donated cornea changes a life
Gift of donated cornea changes a life

The gift of a donated cornea restored Jennifer Barton’s vision and changed her life. The gift of vision changed Jennifer Barton’s life. The effects of chronic eye rubbing as a child from uncontrolled allergies left Jennifer with corneas so thin she ...

Posted: May 14, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton & Baxter Partner to Employ Technology to Empower Dialysis Patients
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton & Baxter Partner
to Employ Technology to Empower Dialysis Patients

  From left to right:Dr. David Higgins, President, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; Mr. Rick Badzioch, Clinical Director, Nephrology Program, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; Ms. Sera Filice-Armenio, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare FoundationDr. Darin Treleaven, Head of Service, Nephrology Program, ...

Posted: May 13, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Dr. Ron Wald researching best approach to dialysis
Dr. Ron Wald researching best approach to dialysis

There are many areas of controversy about how dialysis should be administered to patients with acute kidney injury. During his training as a nephrologist, Dr. Ron Wald became interested in conducting clinical trials to determine the best way to treat ...

Posted: May 10, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Understanding childhood arthritis: from diagnosis to treatment
Understanding childhood arthritis: from diagnosis
to treatment

Despite the challenges they face with childhood arthritis, children like Emily-Marie Tonner have a positive outlook on life. Imagine you are a seven-year-old child, full of energy, happiness and with a lust for life. Playing outside with friends is your ...

Posted: March 25, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

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