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Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Do I need an insulin pump?

A:

If you have diabetes, you may benefit from an insulin pump to help manage your blood sugar levels. Insulin pumps are not for everyone with diabetes and it depends on the type of diabetes you have. If you have diabetes and do not take insulin, you wouldn't need a pump at all. A growing number of people with Type I diabetes (and some with Type II) do have insulin pumps. You can ask your doctor or diabetes care team if you are a candidate for an insulin pump.

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Who Should be Considering an Insulin Pump?

Dr. Dean Foti

Dr. Dean Foti

MD, FRCPC, Behavioural
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I prevent dementia?

A:

It's difficult to give a magic formula for ensuring you won't develop dementia in your lifetime. The basic recommendation is to make sure that you are actively managing your health along with the help of your family doctor. You should be taking care of any health risks, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, and getting regular exercise. There is some evidence that eating a Mediterranean diet (higher in fish and oils rather than red meat) and drinking a moderate amount of red wine may also be helpful in reducing your risk of dementia.

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Things You Can Do To Help Prevent Dementia

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is causing my hand numbness?

A:

Numbness in your hands can be caused by something like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which involves the nerve running to your hand through your wrist being pressed on (often by swelling caused by repetitive use of the hands). If you are waking with numb hands in the morning, or have numbnesss after elevating your hands, there could be other causes related to your symptoms.

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Hand Numbness and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome