The Growing Prevalence of Diabetes in Ontario: Are We Prepared?


The prevalence of diabetes in Ontario has increased dramatically over the past decade and has already exceeded the global increase that was projected to occur by 2030. Although diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes aimed at increasing activity and improving diet, providing these interventions on an individual basis may not be feasible. Given the magnitude of the problem, a population approach to prevention is necessary. Prevention strategies should include: identifying high-risk populations and their modifiable risk factors; optimizing urban planning and resource availability to address our diabetogenic environment; and public education to promote healthier lifestyles for Canadians.


Lorraine L. Lipscombe. “The Growing Prevalence of Diabetes in Ontario,” Healthcare Quarterly 10.3 (2007):23-25.


The Growing Prevalence of Diabetes in Ontario