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VideoWhat is diabetes? (22:38 min)
Dr. Thomas Ho discusses some basic information about diabetes. This includes the histopathology, the different types, the symptom, the risk factors, how it is diagnosed, complications, and how to prevent diabetes. This presentation is part of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) forum on December 4, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation.

VideoPrevention and Management of Diabetes: From Lifestyle to Technology Enable Strategies (2:43 hours)
Chinese Diabetes Forum 2013: This forum provides information about managing diabetes and potential complications. Topics include how to control high blood sugar levels; managing diabetic kidney disease and common oral diseases; diabetes and eye care; and dental connections to diabetes and heart diseases. Professionals include emergency care physician, internist, clinical psychologist, diabetes educator, and registered dietician. (In Cantonese and Mandarin)

VideoDiabetes Self-Management (22:07 min)
Chinese Diabetes Forum 2013: Do you know the basics of diabetes self-management? Registered nurse and Diabetes Educator Laura Ng teaches you how to get to know your care team and how to live with diabetes. Part of the “Prevention and Management of Diabetes: From Lifestyle to Technology Enable Strategies” Chinese forum.(In Cantonese and Mandarin)

VideoPhysical Activity and Diabetes (17:35 min)
Person walkingDo you know physical activity increase the effectiveness of insulin, decrease blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and can help maintain a healthy weight? Bernard Lee, a physiotherapist, provides some information about how to control and maintain Diabetes through physical activity. This presentation is part of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) forum on December 4, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. (In Cantonese)

VideoEmergency Signs of Diabetes (17:35 min)
If you have diabetes, do you know what symptoms require immediate medical attention? Dr. Kendall Ho lists the 10 emergency signs of diabetes. If you have any of the symptoms, please do not ignore the signs and seek for medical help. Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation.  

Video Pharmaceutical Treatment Options for Diabetes (19:04 min)
Currently, there is no complete cure for diabetes, but medication can help control the symptoms. Norman Leung, a pharmacist, explains a few pharmaceutical treatment options for diabetes. This presentation is part of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) forum on December 4, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation.

VideoManaging Diabetes Through Your Diet (30:05 min)
Registered Dietician Jo Jo Wang discusses some important points to note for a diabetic diet, and teaches you how to read nutrition labels. Part of the “Prevention and Management of Diabetes: From Lifestyle to Technology Enable Strategies” Chinese forum (Sunday, September 15, 2013). Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation

VideoNutritional Approaches to Managing Diabetes (22:18 min)
Dietician Kitty Yung analyses some diet-related rumours about diabetes, for example: will eating foods high in sugar cause diabetes? Is it better to eat smaller meals multiple times a day? Can a diabetic individual eat rice? Or can they eat sweet fruits? This presentation is part of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) forum on December 4, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation

VideoFoot Care Tips for Diabetes Patients (7:08 min)
Diabetes can cause troubling damage to the individual’s feet; Vancouver podiatrist Dr. Ian Yu teaches how to take care of your feet as a diabetes patient, such as information about self-assessments, picking the right pair of shoes, and how a specialist can help you. Delivered in Cantonese.

VideoWhat the Canadian Diabetes Association Can Do For You  (5:33 min)
Dr. C.P. Lau shared some information about the services the Canadian Diabetes Association provide specifically for the Chinese community. This presentation is part of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) forum on December 4, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. Delivered in Cantonese with Mandarin interpretation.

Canadian Diabetes Association website (in both English and Chinese) - Chinese resources

SUCCESS Diabetes Education Program