November is Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day is on November 14 – the birthdate of the famous Canadian insulin pioneer, Dr. Frederick Banting.
More than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. If left untreated or poorly managed, diabetes can lead to complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, impotence, and nerve damage. While medications can help manage diabetes and avoid complications, there is no cure. Early detection and management is invaluable for a person’s long-term health.
At Orchard Remedy’s Rx K our Pharmacists in Kelowna are here to help you with early detection and management.
If you have any of these risk factors, contact your healthcare provider and get checked for diabetes. Diabetes Awareness is key to early detection and preventative care.
The sooner you are aware of having diabetes, the sooner you can manage it and improve your health.
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s CANRISK questionnaire identifies your risk of having type 2 diabetes. Your Orchard Remedy’s Rx Pharmacist in Kelowna can help with the quick, simple test, and explain the results.
Speak with your Orchard Remedy’sRx Pharmacist in Kelowna for more information about diabetes or if you have any questions about your prescription and non-prescription medications.