- Physical activity is important for both diabetes prevention and management. In 2009-2010, almost half (47.4%) of Canadians aged 12 years and older reported that they were physically inactive (leisure and transportation index).
- In 2009-2010, more than half of Canadians aged 12 years and older (55.9%) reported eating less than five servings of vegetables and fruit a day. Inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit is used as a proxy measure of unhealthy diet, which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, largely through its effects on body weight.
If you or someone you know has diabetes there are some fantastic resources found on www.diabetes.ca and International Diabetes Federation. There is also a wonderfully informative blog called Diabetes Mine. Become informed.
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