As a provider of group benefit plans to my corporate clients, health and well-being has become an increasingly important topic of discussion. As a result, I decided to not only send the information below to my corporate clients, but to my personal wealth management clients at Security Financial as well.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Sun Life is encouraging everyone to take the free CANRISK diabetes risk assessment. By taking just two minutes out of your day, you can find out if there is a risk of having pre-diabetes or developing type 2 diabetes. This easy-to-use questionnaire gathers information about an individual while providing tips and information on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Did you know?

• Almost six million Canadians have pre-diabetes. (1)
• Almost one million Canadians have type 2 diabetes and don’t know it. (2)
• 20% of all diabetes cases go undiagnosed. (3)
• If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in serious complications including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, impotence and amputation. (4)

(2) Ibid
(3) Ibid

Taking the two minutes now could give you a chance for a longer, healthier life!