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Concerns about type 2 diabetes? Our health panel answers your questions

The National's health panel answered your questions about type 2 diabetes, and the steps you can take to prevent it, manage it and possibly even reverse it.
The National's health panel answers your questions about type 2 diabetes and the steps you can take to prevent it, manage it and possibly even reverse it. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

The number of Canadians diagnosed with diabetes has doubled in the last 12 years, and a 20-year-old in Canada now faces a 50/50 lifetime risk of developing the disease, according to Diabetes Canada. 

So who's at risk and what can you do to reduce your chances of contracting the disease, to manage it and to possibly even reverse it?

The National's health panel answered your questions about type 2 diabetes on CBCNews.ca, Facebook, Periscope and YouTube.

The panel was moderated by The National co-host Andrew Chang and featured panelists Dr. Danielle Martin of Women's College Hospital; Dr. Samir Sinha of the Sinai Health System and University Health Network; and Dr. Lennox Huang of the Hospital for Sick Children.

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