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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body has difficulty regulating glucose (sugar).  In Type 2 Diabetes the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into the cells).  Insulin resistance occurs when the body’s cells resist the normal effect of insulin, and gets worse over time.  As a result there is too much sugar in the blood which can eventually lead to disorders of the circulatory, nervous, and immune systems.   


Diabetes Canada:
            This site provides information about the symptoms, treatment, and complications of living with T2DM.  In addition, this site provides resources around nutrition and fitness and living with Diabetes.
Toronto Diabetes Care Connect
            This site lists free programs providing support for people with T2DM, prediabetes or those at a very high risk of diabetes. 
SunLife Diabetes College (UHN):
            This site offers a link to the referral process into the Mydiabetes program at TRI.   This program offers group classes, virtual education and counseling workshops.  On-line resources that do not required participation in Mydiabetes include various levels of resistance training and nutritional advice as it pertains to T2DM.
            This is the Complete Canadian Diabetes Cookbook created by Katherine E. Younker, MBA, RD, is a Certified Diabetes Educator who has worked with the Canadian Diabetes Association for several years.
“The importance of proper and flexible meal planning was one of the key principles behind the revisions to the Canadian Diabetes Association Meal Planning System (also called the Good Health Eating Guide). The new system will be closely modeled on the U.S. system, which is based on 15g of carbohydrate per serving in each of the carbohydrate-containing groups (starch, fruit, vegetables, milk and sugars). The Complete Canadian Diabetes Cookbook is one of the first books on the market to reflect these changes. 
This cookbook contains 250 diabetes-suitable recipes with complete nutritional information for each recipe. Healthy cooking becomes a breeze -- and that's a major step in taking control of diabetes. Managing diabetes doesn't have to mean eating uninteresting food for the rest of your life. You'll be amazed at the wonderful variety of flavors you can savor while following your meal plan. “
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