Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high sugar level in the blood. There are different types of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. This disease affects an increasing number of people in Québec and worldwide.
Research shows that you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing weight gain. Eating healthy and being more active are therefore ways of preventing the disease.
Diabetes can lead to complications, such as circulatory, cardiovascular, renal or visual problems. These problems can significantly affect your quality of life. Managing diabetes helps prevent complications of the disease.
Consult the Diabetes Québec website to learn more about the disease. The website includes advice for living with diabetes and ways of preventing it.
Last update: May 30, 2017