Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Health Education Fact Sheets

Health Education Fact Sheets

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Diabetes is a disease that affects many people throughout their lives.
If it is not treated, high blood sugar (glucose) levels can cause heart disease and kidney problems. It can also cause vision problems, nerve damage, amputations, and problems with sexual function.

Many older adults show signs of delirium, dementia and/or depression.
Caring for a loved one who has these problems can be very stressful and tiring. If someone you care about is having these problems, there are things you can do to help.

Urinary incontinence is a symptom, not a disease. It affects one in four Canadians over the age of 65. There are some things related to age that can contribute to the problem.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions, affecting 2.3 million Canadians over the age of four. Although most people with asthma can gain good asthma control, many do not.

Nurses support the principles and values that are termed, “patient/client centred care.” A client may be a patient in a hospital, a resident in a long-term care facility, a person or family in the community or an entire community.