Healthy Food and Diabetes


It has been argued that food quality is the most critical factor that promotes health in urban environments. Diets rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains have been associated with lower rates of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The availability of affordable, nutritious food in local stores may influence the food choices and eating habits of area residents. Geographic accessibility to food stores was calculated using network analysis and is shown on maps that modelled travel times.


Maria I. Creatore, Kelly Ross, Peter Gozdyra, Gillian L. Booth, Anne-Marie Tynan, Richard H. Glazier. “Healthy food and diabetes.” In Neighbourhood environments and resources for healthy living – A focus on diabetes in Toronto, edited by Richard H Glazier, Gillian.L. Booth, Peter Gozdyra, Maria I. Creatore,  & Anne-Marie Tynan, 185-206. Toronto, ON: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2007.


Healthy Food and Diabetes