Entries in diabetes (2)


Does Smoking or Diabetes Cause Lower Back Pain?

It's more bad news for smokers. A new study strengthens the link between smoking and lower back pain. It also sheds light on the causes of degenerative lumbar spine problems.

Numerous researchers have proposed a link between smoking and low back pain, but the exact nature of that link had remained largely untested in long-term studies.

The new study on smoking and low back pain, which examined 1,337 doctors, followed some participants for more than 50 years.

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Diabetes and Foot Care

Foot problems are very common in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications. This fact sheet provides basic information about how diabetes affects your feet and what you can do to keep your feet healthy. Contact the Canadian Diabetes Association for additional resources.
As always, prevention is the best medicine.

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