10126 Hwy 26 East, Unit #3
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z1
(705) 444-9929
10126 Hwy 26 East, Unit #3
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z1
(705) 444-9929


At the Abbott Foot and Ankle Clinic many of our patients are diabetic. We’re always looking for ways to create awareness about diabetes and reduce the risk of potential foot problems in diabetics. Today over 9 million Canadians are living with Diabetes or pre-diabetes. One way to help reduce the chance of people getting Type 2 diabetes is by creating awareness and educating the public about the disease.
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Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes” – blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The good news is that people with prediabetes can delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making changes in their diet and by increasing their level of physical activity. It is currently estimated that 6 million Canadians have prediabetes.
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The Abbott Foot and Ankle Clinic has teamed up with the Georgian Bay Family Health Team (GBFHT) to do a presentation to the students at Connaught Public School. On March 27th we will be speaking to children ages 4 – 12 about what diabetes is as a disease and what each of us can do to help prevent getting type 2 diabetes.
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Each child will learn the importance of exercise on a daily basis. Some new fun and easy exercises will also be introduced to the children to incorporate into their daily routines. A variety of vegetables will be available to try. The students will learn how vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet and giving them the nutrients to have strong and healthy bodies.
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We believe that learning how to lead an active healthy life style will help us all live long and healthy lives. It is our hope that every bit of information we can provide about diabetes prevention and healthy living is beneficial to our youth and community.
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For more information about diabetes, please visit http://www.diabetes.ca/home/main/
For more information on foot care and the diabetic foot, please visit https://abbottfootclinic.ca/