Diabetes is a serious condition that affects the body's ability to control its blood sugar levels. The good news is that it also responds well to your efforts: you can do a lot to combat diabetes by eating right, watching your weight, and listening to your doctor. We fill you in on fighting the body's "sugar war."
In Canada, over 3 million people have diabetes, and about one-third of adults with the condition are unaware that they have it.
Managing diabetes may involve taking insulin injections or oral diabetes medications, and monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly.
You can help control diabetes with smart food choices and adequate physical activity.