Did you know? August – Diabetes

Are you on the path to developing Type 2 Diabetes? 



Did you know…

Approximately 6 million Canadians over the age of 20 years are Pre-Diabetic. Some may even be Pre-Diabetic and not even know it! 


Occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to diagnose Diabetes. 

You may be at risk if you: 
  • are over the age of 40 years
  • are overweight 
  • have a parent or sibling that has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 
  • have an inactive lifestyle 
  • had Gestational Diabetes 
If left untreated or ignored: 

Pre-Diabetes is a KEY factor in developing Type 2 Diabetes. It can also increase your risk in developing heart disease or stroke. 

What you can do: 

Pre-Diabetes can be prevented and managed through health lifestyle changes. Taking steps to manage blood glucose levels when you have Pre-Diabetes can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes from occurring. 

Speak with your family provider on regular screening for Diabetes. 

Sources: Diabetes Canada 

               Public Health Agency of Canada