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How to Help a Friend or Loved One with Diabetes

How to Help a Friend or Loved One with Diabetes

Has someone close to you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? About 7.5 percent of the Canadian population lives with Type 2 diabetes (with a projected 10 percent by 2020), so the chances that someone you care about lives with the condition is becoming more and more likely. A diabetes diagnosis, while usually very manageable, often means the beginning of some very big life changes. This can be a scary and confusing time for many, and having to cope with the changes alone can seem very daunting. Helping, or even joining in with their lifestyle changes, lends much-needed...
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Roundup – Our Top Posts About Diabetes

Roundup – Our Top Posts About Diabetes

Diabetes is a debilitating condition that affects millions of Canadians. About 7.5 percent of the Canadian population lives with Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes, a condition that often precedes the development of Diabetes, affected over 20% of the Canadian population in 2015. There are three types of Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. At Share Lawyers, we know how life disrupting living with Diabetes can be. Over the years, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Diabetes and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve for...
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How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

TV shows and movies are an important and entertaining part of many of our lives, but they don’t always offer an accurate portrayal of people living with serious or chronic medical conditions, like diabetes. Incorrect Facts Lead To Misconceptions About Chronic Medical Issues Nuanced or realistic portrayals of serious issues are simply not always possible due to the constraints of the film and television format, namely the fact that directors and producers usually have less than two hours to tell a complete story. There’s also the important fact that movies and TV are a...
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Why It’s Important to Have Your Doctor’s Support When You Make an LTD Claim

Why It’s Important to Have Your Doctor’s Support When You Make an LTD...

Deny, deny, deny – sometimes it seems like that’s what insurance companies do best when it comes to disability claims. Our firm knows this all too well, as much of our business is based on fighting for the disability benefits our clients deserve after their disability benefits claims have been denied. If you’re apprehensive about your claim being denied, you should start out by putting your best foot forward. A great way to improve your odds of winning the benefits you deserve is by going in with the right supporting documents, and most importantly, with...
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Why Should I Apply for Disability Benefits?

Why Should I Apply for Disability Benefits?

When disaster strikes, our instincts can sometimes lead us astray. This is often the case for people newly diagnosed with a debilitating illness or disability. The situation is so foreign and disruptive that some people begin to worry that it’s their fault – or that they need to accommodate those around them to in order to make up for the inconvenience they fear their condition has caused. We often hear about people who feel compelled to reduce their work hours, rather than leave work and apply for disability benefits. This may not be in your best interest. So why...