November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 80% of those with living with Type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese? As such, the term “diabesity” was coined and became prevalent amongst healthcare professionals to describe the development of Type 2 diabetes in those of overweight or obese patients.
As obesity rates in Canada continue to soar, so too, will the number of people living with Type 2 diabetes. In a 2010 report, published by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), it is predicted that 4 million Canadians will have diabetes by 2017.
Make a change for yourself or your loved one today and find out our options at the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre. We offer various programs that is a treatment for type 2 diabetes. To speak to our program advisors and book your free consultation with our surgeon call 1.888.278.7952.