Peel’s high diabetes rate linked to poor ‘walkability,’ research finds

Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in Financial Planning, News of Interest | Posted on 08-04-2014

A “Peel diabetes atlas,” created by St. Michael’s Hospital’s Centre for Research on Inner City Health, also shows particularly high rates of diabetes, an incurable but potentially preventable metabolic disease, in neighbourhoods that are home to many immigrants particularly susceptible to developing it.

One in 10 Peel Region adults has diabetes, a proportion projected to rise to one in six by 2025 according to the atlas, which was released Monday. The overall provincial rate is one in 12.

 

Peel’s high diabetes rate linked to poor ‘walkability,’ research finds Toronto Star.