|Diabetes: the silent killer
Are you over 40 years of age, carry extra weight around your abdomen, have high cholesterol and blood pressure, and have a history of heart disease? If so, then you may be at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. While it may not seem like it will happen to you, Filipinos are actually considered one of the high-risk populations, especially those with close relative that are affected by it. Canadian adults with diabetes are twice as likely to die prematurely due to complications and may have their life expectancy shortened by five to 10 years. By 2010, it is expected that three million Canadians will have diabetes.