Toronto Mega-City: Diabetes Case Study

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Introducing Toronto Mega-City in January 1998,which is known as “The City of Toronto” now, is one of the most multicultural cities in the world that experienced a substantial increase in immigrants, with greater number coming from the Pacific, Africa, Asia, and the Middle east as compared to European descent. About 50% of Toronto is foreign-born. Like many other developed cities, Toronto has experienced and still experiencing a substantial increase in the burden of diabetes at younger ages. Immigrants coming from the Pacific, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East are considered to be at higher risk in developing diabetes. Statistics showed that Toronto has the highest urban rate of diabetes in Ontario. Going back to history, in 1991, the discovery of insulin treatment in Toronto has set the bottom lines for the advanced diabetes treatments.…show more content…
The causes of diabetes vary, but the most important risk factors: unhealthy diet, obesity and physical inactivity (2). World health organization (WHO) concluded that risk factors are associated with chronic diseases; hence are the challenges of the century of

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