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Diabetes occurs when the body isn’t able to produce enough insulin or is unable to use it to convert sugar into energy. The result is a spike in blood sugar (the amount of sugar in the blood) and over the long term, this could result in a higher risk of heart disease and kidney failure.
830,000 Quebecers live with diabetes, or approximately 10% of the population.*
*Source: Diabetes Québec.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes
Gestational diabetes (occurs during pregnancy)
Less common types:
Secondary diabetes as a result of taking medication
Secondary diabetes as a result of certain illnesses
MODY diabetes (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young)
LADA diabetes (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)
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Whenever possible, your pharmacist will suggest replacing your brand name drug with a generic drug, which is just as reliable and effective, only more affordable.
Ask your pharmacist for an up-to-date list of your medication and allergies. They’ll also give you a handy folder to keep it in so you can show the list to your doctor or emergency services if needed.
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