November is Diabetes Awareness Month on the Brand New ONE

November is Diabetes Awareness Month on the Brand New ONE Photo: (c) iStockPhoto/blackredIt’s silent, stealthy, very potentially lethal and an estimated one in three people who have it aren’t even aware that they do. What is it? Diabetes. The chronic condition that develops when the body can’t make any or enough insulin, the hormone that facilitates glucose leaving the blood and entering our body’s cells to be used for energy and proper bodily function.

While there are two types of diabetes, approximately 90% of those with the condition have diabetes type 2, which can often exist undiagnosed for a long time. The average length of time people have type 2 prior to diagnosis is seven years and it is more likely to occur in people who are overweight, have high blood pressure and cholesterol and a family history of the condition among other factors. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that arises when the body’s immune system turns on itself and destroys cells in the pancreas responsible for producing insulin and is most often diagnosed in children and adolescents. Common health complications from having diabetes include heart disease and stroke, vision problems or blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage.

It’s likely that every Canadian has at least one person they know and love who’s dealing with this insidious condition. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, those loved ones have become 15 years closer to experiencing a potential heart attack, stroke or death from any cause by having diabetes. As such, an estimated 4 out of 5 people with diabetes will die of heart disease – a very sobering stat.

How can people with diabetes lower that risk, or lower the risk of contracting type 2 altogether? By maintaining good blood glucose, pressure and cholesterol levels through healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle choices.

With that in mind, the Brand New ONE has dedicated the month of November to the fight against the growing health nemesis of diabetes. Every Saturday and Sunday in November, we’re featuring special episodes of some of ONE’s most popular programs that provide information, education and prevention options for diabetes and obesity. From 2:00 to 4:00pm and 9:00 to 11:00pm EST catch Bedside Manor, The Sweet Truth, Fed Up!, What a Relief!, The First Step and Yoga For Life episodes dedicated to preventing and managing diabetes and obesity.

Here’s the overall schedule and here’s to your good health! Click on the program titles to see specific episode information.

DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH SCHEDULE

Saturday, Nov. 10

2:00 and 9:00pm ET/11:00am and 6:00pm PT: Bedside Manor
2:30 and 9:30pm ET/11:30am and 6:30pm PT: The Sweet Truth
3:00 and 10:00pm ET/Noon and 7:00pm PT: Yoga For Life

Sunday, Nov. 11

2:00 and 9:00pm ET/11:00am and 6:00pm PT: Bedside Manor
2:30 and 9:30pm ET/11:30am and 6:30pm PT: Fed Up!
3:00 and 10:00pm ET/12:00 and 7:00pm PT: What a Relief!
3:30 and 10:30pm ET/12:30 and 7:30pm PT: The First Step

Saturday, Nov. 17

2:00 and 9:00pm ET/11:00am and 6:00pm PT: Bedside Manor
2:30 and 9:30pm ET/11:30am and 6:30pm PT: Fed Up!
3:00 and 10:00pm ET/12:00 and 7:00pm PT: The Sweet Truth
3:30 and 10:30pm ET/12:30 and 7:30pm PT: The First Step

Sunday, Nov. 18

2:00 and 9:00pm ET/11:00am and 6:00pm PT: Bedside Manor
2:30 and 9:30pm ET/11:30am and 6:30pm PT: The Sweet Truth
3:00 and 10:00pm ET/Noon and 7:00pm PT: Yoga For Life

Saturday, Nov. 24

2:00 and 9:00pm ET/11:00am and 6:00pm PT: Bedside Manor
2:30 and 9:30pm ET/11:30am and 6:30pm PT: Fed Up!
3:00 and 10:00pm ET/12:00 and 7:00pm PT: What a Relief!
3:30 and 10:30pm ET/12:30 and 7:30pm PT: The First Step

Sunday, Nov. 25

2:00 and 9:00pm ET/11:00am and 6:00pm PT: Bedside Manor
2:30 and 9:30pm ET/11:30am and 6:30pm PT: Fed Up!
3:00 and 10:00pm ET/12:00 and 7:00pm PT: The Sweet Truth
3:30 and 10:30pm ET/12:30 and 7:30pm PT: The First Step

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