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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
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What is Diabetes?

A:

Diabetes is a disease that affects over 9 million Canadians and 25 million Americans. Diabetes occurs when the body has trouble either making or processing insulin. Insulin is the hormone that the body uses to allow sugar (glucose) from the food we eat to go into the cells to be used as energy. If the sugar cannot enter the cells with the help of insulin, it starts to build in the blood.

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Diabetes Management - Lifestyle Changes

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome diagnosed?

A:

If your doctor suspects that you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, you may be referred to a neurologist for nerve studies to look more closely at the nerves supplying your hands. The results, along with a history and physical examination, may lead to a diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Hand Numbness and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Atul Verma

Dr. Atul Verma

Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Regional Cardiac Care Program,
Electrophysiologist
Newmarket, ON
Q:

How important is it for atrial fibrillation patients to take their blood thinners exactly as prescribed?

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If you are an atrial fibrillation patient and have been prescribed a blood thinner, it’s very important to realize that if you discontinue this medication, you are putting yourself at higher risk of being in hospital, or having a stroke, or having some other important event. It’s critical to take your medications as prescribed, and if you want to consider a change to the medication, please consult with your doctor or health care provider first, before making that decision on your own.

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AFib and the Importance of Compliance to Blood Thinners

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