THE SMARTSHAPE™ BLOG

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– Sarah, Gastric Sleeve

Diabetes Awareness Month

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes continues to be a hot topic of discussion as rates continue to be on the rise internationally and

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Obesity and Heart Disease

Fact. Approximately, 2.4 million Canadians are living with heart disease according to the Minister of Health in a recent statement bringing awareness to this year’s

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COMORBIDITIES

A “comorbidity” is a related health issue that is the result of, or strongly related to, a primary disease. Excess weight can go hand-in-hand with

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smartshape obesity and mental health

Mental Health and Obesity

Depression and anxiety are two leading mental health problems that have seen a dramatic rise in incidence in recent years. Worldwide, depression is now the

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The History of Diabetes

The first recorded case of diabetes was in 1552 BCE, when Egyptian physician Hesy-Ra of the 3rd Dynasty made the first known mention of diabetes

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