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Soaring diabetes prompts review of strategy

According to recent reports from a summit on the impact of diabetes complications, the prevalence of diabetes in Canada has soared in recent years. The conference, which saw 150 doctors and health professionals come together to discuss the issues, concluded that a strategy is needed to confront diabetes.
According to recent reports, approximately 1.8 million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes, whilst some 600,000 may have the condition and not been diagnosed. The number of cases climbs by approximately 200,000 every year.
A professor at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Harris, was reported as commenting: “We have already blown out the estimates. Diabetes is not that hard to take care of once you get things teed up. It’s a mess out there right now.”
The future should see a comprehensive strategy applied to diabetes care in Canada.

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