Daily Media Digest March 12, 2020

Life with diabetes: The needle and the damage done
The St. Catharines Standard
Last year, Diabetes Canada reported one in three Canadians has some form of diabetes or prediabetes. Insulin, a naturally produced hormone, …
TAGS: diabetes, patients

Nation-Wide Diabetes Strategy Supported By More Than Two-Thirds of Canadians
Ipsos Research (press release)
Since 2018 Diabetes Canada has been actively calling on governments to address the ongoing diabetes epidemic that is costing millions of …
TAGS: diabetes, Diabetes 360

Growing older together may affect sedentary behaviour
After examining older couples’ activity levels, researchers are calling for interventions to cut down on prolonged sitting.
TAGS: ageing, physical activity

Western University survey finds gaps in health care system for trans, non-binary Canadians
Global News
Greta Bauer, Ph.D., Professor at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the principal investigator on the study said the data …
TAGS: health care, LGBTQ+

Study finds equity, diversity and inclusion policies off to a “strong start” at research-intensive universities
University Affairs
An analysis of institutions’ strategic policy documents suggests U15 institutions are actively addressing equity, diversity and inclusion, though most struggle to define the issues.
TAGS: equity, diversity, inclusivity, universities

Patients in the ‘Fight for Our Lives’ call on Parliament to STOP the PMPRB!
Canada NewsWire (press release)
As the world comes together to fight coronavirus, Canadians with life-threatening rare and common diseases are marching on Parliament Hill to ask for the same support in the Fight for Our Lives.
TAGS: PMPRB, rare diseases, patients, drug pricing

York University professors get $1.1M for coronavirus research
Welland Tribune
“The results from these Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies research projects could affect the response to and management of COVID-19 …
TAGS: coronavirus, research

Canadians need to come together to help older Canadians better prepare for coronavirus
The Globe and Mail
The elderly are undoubtedly more vulnerable from a medical perspective, since our immune systems weaken as we age. At even greater risk are those who are frail, living with chronic diseases or both.
TAGS: coronavirus, ageing, elderly