Blue lights shine on diabetes awareness

NANAIMO: Bastion and Lions’ Pavilion bathed in blue in support of Canadian Diabetes Association.

The Nanaimo Bastion and Lions’ Pavilion in Maffeo Sutton Park are bathed in blue for November in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Blue lights will shine on the two city landmarks in acknowledgement of Diabetes Month.

Diabetes is a condition where your body does not produce enough insulin, or the body cannot use the insulin it produces.

There are three main types of diabetes: Type 1, where the body makes little or no insulin; Type 2 the most common form, where the body makes insulin but cannot use it properly; and the third Gestational diabetes, when the body does not properly use insulin during pregnancy.

More than 60,000 new cases of Type 2 diabetes are reported annually making diabetes one of the fastest growing diseases in the country.

For more information on diabetes, please go to the Canadian Diabetes Association website at www.diabetes.ca.