June 19, 2020

As we progress through these difficult times it is important to stay vigilant. If you are concerned that you may be presenting signs of Covid-19 the Ministry of Health has a self-assessment tool available which helps determine if you should seek further care. Patients...

April 28, 2017

Integrating into a new society is never easy but Magdy Kamar, Pharmacist and Owner of High Street Guardian Pharmacy, is trying to help Syrian refugees navigate the complex Canadian healthcare system.

Magdy can understand what it feels like being an immigrant; he immigra...

April 28, 2017

Spring is finally here after a long and enduring winter!  You’re likely preparing your garden and spending more time outdoors being physically active.  So how is gardening connected with insulin?

If you thought insulin comes from plants, it doesn’t – very creative...

April 28, 2017

How can we tell whether our blood sugars are well controlled or not?  Based on my experience, people with good control in their blood sugars have a certain characteristic or attitude.  The following are 9 traits in people who have good control in their blood sugars....

April 28, 2017

Most medications are dosed based on milligrams or grams because it is a standard quantity of weight.  For example, if you are on 500mg metformin tablets, you expect 500mg of metformin in each tablet.

Have you ever wondered why is insulin dosed in units?  What is a unit...

April 28, 2017

Navigating the Diabetes Medication Landscape

The landscape of diabetes medications has never been more exciting and colorful than nowadays.  Prior to the discovery of insulin, there was no treatment for diabetes.  Nowadays, we are going through an evolutionary period li...

April 28, 2017

How to Increase Exercise (in real life)

“You need to exercise more,” there are likely the words you hear too often from your Doctor or healthcare provider.  You may even had initial success the first few weeks but then came the birthday party, the overtime at work, and...

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