First culturally and language relevant Diabetes Prevention Care-Kit for
South Asians in Canada
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Diabetes disproportionately affects South
Asian communities as a result of genetics, lifestyle and socio-economic
risk factors after resettling in Canada. Today, Flemingdon Health
Centre will launch Canada's first multilingual diabetes prevention Care
Kit aimed at reducing the risk factors and the impact of diabetes in
South Asian communities.
This Care Kit is a new resource that complements Flemingdon Health
Centre's successful South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program (SADPP).
SADPP conducts Early Detection Clinics and Diabetes Prevention
Workshops in the community setting. The Care Kit provides South Asians
at risk of developing diabetes with a practical set of evidence-based
tools to gain greater control of their personal health.
The kit was created with support from the Toronto Central Local Health
Integration Network and funding from the Ministry of Health and
Long-Term Care's Aging at Home Strategy.
SOURCE South Asian Diabetes Prevention Program
For further information:
Flemingdon Health Centre