November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Regional Diabetes Coordinator Cheryl Scott says the focus this year is on type two diabetes. She says November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with November 14th marking World Diabetes Day. She explains today there are more than 11 million Canadian living with diabetes or pre-diabetes and many of these individuals don’t know. She adds every three minutes another Canadian is diagnosed so this year the Regional Diabetes Program is creating awareness and learning and assessing individual risk factors of developing type two diabetes.
Scott encourages you to visit Diabetes Canada at www.diabetes.ca to take the risk factor questionnaire or call the Primary Health Care Center in Flin Flon or The Pas to speak to a member of the Regional Diabetes Team to find out more.