IDF Vancouver Diabetes Open Day

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1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia

For the first time IDF will extend the Congress to the general public and invite citizens of Vancouver to an awareness day on Friday December 4 from 13.00 to 18.00 in the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event will be co-hosted by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and will include sessions focussed on diabetes care and prevention. Entrance is free and no registration is required.

Get a free risk assessment with CANRISK

Available in 13 different languages, CANRISK is a questionnaire that pharmacists can use to help individuals identify their risk of pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), CANRISK accurately reflects known diabetes risk factors applicable to Canadians; including questions on ethnicity, education and gestational diabetes.

A different ball game

There is a lot of evidence that lifestyle changes (achieving a healthy body weight and moderate physical activity) can help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Physical activity is one of the main pillars in the prevention of diabetes. Increased physical activity is important in maintaining a healthy weight and is linked to reduced blood pressure, reduced resting heart rate, increased insulin sensitivity, improved body composition and psychological well-being.

So, get on the ball and learn what it can do for you!