We all know the drill: When we get to the doctor’s office, we slide up our sleeve to have our blood pressure checked… but why?

Much like the way our car’s “gas light” turns on before we run out of fuel on the highway, pre-diabetes offers a warning and the opportunity to change your future.

So what is pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes occurs when blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type-2 diabetes (ie. A fasting plasma glucose level of 7.0 mmol/L or higher).


Each year, February is recognized as Heart Month – and we all know we’d be in big trouble without a healthy ticker! Fortunately, small everyday tweaks can help us boost our heart health easily and effectively.

Eat healthy fats – NOT trans fats.

Get your dietary fats from the source – not from processed foods. Salmon, avocado, eggs, or nuts are great sources of healthy, dietary fats.

Move it!


It’s the season of sweets and treats, candy canes and eggnog, and it can be hard to resist the Holiday delights at parties. Because sugar is an addictive substance, the more sugar you eat, the more you crave it! For those living with diabetes, ensuring your sugar intake is controlled and blood sugar levels remain within the normal range is especially important, but we can all avoid the sugar crash this season with a few simple tips and tricks.


With the holiday season upon us, the team behind innoviCares is busier than ever ensuring the Program is running smoothly while also balancing our personal needs during the most festive season of all. We’ve rounded up our team’s best recommendations for staving off the holiday stress so you can best enjoy the season.


Across the country, men are retiring their razors for 30 days and raising money through Movember to increase awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer, and multiple organizations are committing resources to other important men’s health issues.

Whether you are a man yourself or you have an important man in your life, here are four important things to know about men’s health and wellness.