Linkpad: Coping with the Diagnosis of a Chronic Illness

On this week's Linkpad, we are taking a look at chronic illness and in particular a personal perspective on Diabetes.

If you haven't seen it yet, former Prime Minister M. Brian Mulroney went on national television this week to speak about his personal experience as someone living with Diabetes. This was a very personal and honest discussion that addressed his surprise at the diagnosis, as well as how he has worked since to optimize his health in the face of this illness.

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Dealing with a diagnosis is an important and difficult life event that as many as 9 million Canadians from all walks of life will be faced with. Indeed, if current trends continue, 1 in 3 Canadians will live with Diabetes by 2020. The Chief Scientific Advisor to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Dr. Janet Hux, talks about a number of the challenges of dealing with a diabetes diagnosis in the link below.

To find out more about this chronic disease and to find resources in your area check out the Canadian Diabetes Association at this link.