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By: WestIslandDiabetesAssociation

The West Island Diabetes Association or WIDA is an English speaking group on the Island of Montreal, Quebec dedicated to promoting diabetic awareness, research, and educational support to the public.  We have meetings each month, held the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of January, July and August.

We are affiliated with the ADQ, the Association Diabète Québec which is itself linked to the Canadian Diabetes Association.  All members of WIDA receive CDA's quarterly publication, the DIALOGUE.

Annual membership is only $20.00 and additional voluntary donations are always appreciated.

For more information -

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: (514) 630-2225, ext. 5339


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Eat Well: Live Well - Meeting for Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - May 11
  Date:  Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 Topic:  Eat Well: Live Well - For a Lifetime! Strategies for Healthy and Successful Aging  Time: 7:30 p.m. ...
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Your Smile - Healthy Life - May 5th, 2010 meeting - Mar 16
  Date:  Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Topic: Your Smile - Healthy Life Time:  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson ...
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Aging and Memory Lecture and Discussion - Feb 16
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson Avenue, Dorval Dr. Loraine Mazzella, MD, CFPCc, from the ...
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Are you meeting your blood glucose target 2 hours after breakfast? - Feb 02
The Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines suggests a blood glucose of 10.0 mmol/L (180 mg/dl) or less 2 hours after a meal (this target should be 8.0 mmol/L or less ...
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First Meeting of the year at West Island Diabetes Association - Jan 26
Happy New Year to all! We are hoping that by posting our up coming meetings at Diabetes1.org that we'll be able to keep you abreast of all that is happening within the West ...
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Eat Well: Live Well - Meeting for Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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    Healthy Eating


    Date:        Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

    Topic:      Eat Well: Live Well - For a Lifetime! Strategies for Healthy and Successful Aging 

    Time:       7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson Avenue, Dorval (back entrance)

    In partnership with the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (MCSA) "Brainy Boomers" Lecture Series - Catherine Ciampini, MSc(applied), Human Nutrition will be our speaker. 

    As always at each of our meetings - we welcome anyone who has diabetes along with their family and friends to attend.

    If you require further information  please contact [email protected]  and / or 514-630-2225, ext. 5339

     

    *** VOLUNTEERS NEEDED *** 

    Would you like to help the West Island Diabetes Association in expanding our reach and making an even bigger difference in the lives of the millions of Canadians who are living with diabetes or may not know they have diabetes?  If you feel you can spare a few hours each month then please kindly contact the West Island Diabetes Association so we can continue to help the community on the Island of Montreal and surrounding areas!

    Your Smile - Healthy Life - May 5th, 2010 meeting
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    Date:        Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

    Topic:       Your Smile - Healthy Life

    Time:        7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson Avenue, Dorval (back entrance)

    In partnership with the McGill Centre for  Studies in Aging (MCSA) "Brainy Boomers" Lecture Series, Professor Michael Wiseman, D.D.S. Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University will discuss the connection of the mouth bone to the body bone.  He will discuss that the health of the oral cavity has an impact on the incidence of strokes, osteroporsis, diabetes, and heart disease in more ways then people realise. He will be speaking about the impact of oral health on overall health.

    As always at each of our meetings - we welcome anyone who has diabetes along with their family and friends to attend.

    If you require further information  please contact [email protected]  and / or 514-630-2225, ext. 5339

    Aging and Memory Lecture and Discussion
    Posted: Feb 16, 2010 15:06:54 0 Comments.
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  • Dr. Loraine Mazzella

    Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson Avenue, Dorval

    Dr. Loraine Mazzella, MD, CFPCc, from the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging will present a Brainy Boomers Lecture and Discussion on "Aging and Memory".

    Did you know that uncontrolled blood sugar and casual management of diabetes worsens progressive cognitive decline in such patients?

    We welcome anyone who has diabetes along with their family and friends and  those interested in learning more about diabetes to attend this very informative event.

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    For further information please contact [email protected] or call 514-630-2225, ext. 5339  

    Are you meeting your blood glucose target 2 hours after breakfast?
    Posted: Feb 2, 2010 13:27:53 0 Comments.
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  • A rich, healthy breakfast is important for a good start of the day

    The Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines suggests a blood glucose of 10.0 mmol/L (180 mg/dl) or less 2 hours after a meal (this target should be 8.0 mmol/L or less if you are not reaching your A1C target of 7.0 or less). Reaching this target after breakfast may be difficult because often this meal contains food with a high glycemic index. Examples of high glycemic index foods are: white bread, white bagel, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies. Alternative low glycemic index choices would be 100% stone ground whole wheat bread, heavy mixed grain bread, pumpernickel, All BranTM, Bran Buds with PsylliumTM and Oat BranTM. More information about glycemic index and reference charts are found at http://www.carbs-information.com/glycemic-index.htm.

    It is important to make sure that your breakfast is balanced and contains some protein and (good) fat to help slow down the absorption of the carbs and provide proper nutrition. Some suggestions are low fat yogurt, peanut butter, almonds, egg and cheese. For more information consult your dietitian.

    Some authorities are suggesting to bolus about 20-25 minutes before eating breakfast as this would give the rapid acting insulin some time to start acting as blood glucose rises from these easily digested carbs. 

    First Meeting of the year at West Island Diabetes Association
    Posted: Jan 26, 2010 20:08:26 0 Comments.
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  • Happy New Year to all!

    We are hoping that by posting our up coming meetings at Diabetes1.org that we'll be able to keep you abreast of all that is happening within the West Island Diabetes Association on the Island of Montreal.  You will also find Diabetes1.org to be a great source for information on diabetes.

    Of course, do not forget to visit Diabetes Québec at http://www.diabete.qc.ca/en/index.html for diabetic information in our province.

    For Canadian wide information on diabetes - go to the Canadian Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.ca/


    Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

    Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Elizabeth Russell Centre, 750 Dawson Avenue, Dorval (directions)

    A discussion on protecting your investments with Richard Taylor of the Braley Winton Financial Group will be held. Will you be financially stable to stay healthy with your diabetes as life advances? We welcome anyone who has diabetes along with their family and friends to attend.

    For further information please contact Anna at [email protected] or call 514-630-2225, ext. 5339

     

    *** Did you know that in Québec there are 650,000 diabetics .... and that 200,000 do not know they have it? ***

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