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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month – take the test to assess your risk factor for diabetes

The current number of people living with diabetes in Canada is approximately 3.3 million and sadly the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically with current estimates confidently predicting a doubling of cases by 2025. In addition to a host of systemic diseases diabetes is linked to, such as cardiovascular disease, lower limb amputations, kidney failure, it also gives […]

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Dr. Mei-Ling Chan Optometry in Barrie can help you cope with the itchy and watery eyes associated with spring eye allergies

Looking forward to spring but not the itchy, watery eyes that spring allergens bring?  With the warmer weather also comes the world of spring allergens – weeds, spores, grass, tree pollens.  For those who suffer from seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, symptoms of itching, burning/stinging, swelling and tearing will be in overdrive and apt to stay for […]

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