CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION SEMINAR SERIES
Co-hosted by the Southern Medical Program Chronic Disease Prevention Program, and
the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
Mary Jung, PhD, Associate Professor
School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan;
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar;
Director of the Diabetes Prevention Research Group,
and Small Steps for Big Changes.
Join us on World Diabetes Day
In Canada it is estimated that one in every three adults will have diabetes by the year 2020, in which 95% of those cases will be type 2 diabetes. Despite the pervasiveness of this chronic disease, very few diabetes prevention programs exist to serve those at greatest risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Lifestyle modification, including a healthy diet and regular exercise behaviour, are twice as effective as the leading pharmaceutical agents in the preventing the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes. While randomized controlled trials have shown promising results, their lifestyle interventions have been intensive on both staff and participants, and as a result are difficult to sustain and implement in health care settings. A more cost-effective program that can be implemented at the community setting is needed. Dr. Jung will discuss the challenges and successes of translating efficacy trials in her lab to the community in her attempt to reach individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Following this seminar, campus participants can join Dr. Jung on a diabetes awareness walk departing from Reichwald Health Science, UBC Okanagan, at 11 am, returning at 11:30 am.
Please REGISTER at MaryJung.eventbrite.ca
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Everyone is welcome
Join in person or via webinar