PROJECTS

 

THE PROGRAM

The SAADAP is a pilot program that ran for the very first time with a group of teenagers in the Peel Region. We collected research throughout the program to determine if our approach is effective, and what needs to be changed to make it better. 

 

Click here to read more about our use of Photovoice methodology to learn  more about the health behaviours and attitudes of our participants. This was a qualitative component of the research study.

 

TEAM

Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ananya Banerjee
 

 

Co-investigators:
Dr. Harpreet Bajaj
Dr. Russell de Souza
Dr. Baiju Shah
Dr. Jennifer Price

 

Research Team:
Avantika Mathur-Balendra
Nuzha Hafleen
Anisha Mahajan
Marlon Teekah
Nazima Qureshi
Shindujan Yogaratnam
Mehathie Sivakumaran
Shudipta Islam

Nousin Hussain

Amina Khan

Evelyn Ascencio

VOLUNTEERS

Ravnit Dhak

Erika Kouzoukas

Dr. Inderjit Bhatia

Kulsajan Bhatia

Harsimran Arora

Sahana Kesavarajah

Karthika Yogaratnam

Vaenthan Jeevarajah

BACKGROUND

Individuals originating from South
Asian countries (including India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh) are at increased risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes compared to people from other parts of the world. Additionally, the risk for developing diabetes increases even more if there is 
family history of diabetes. This means that South Asian teenagers who have a family history of diabetes (for example, their parent or sibling has Type 2 Diabetes) are a high risk group.

Without proper management of risk factors (things that can increase/decrease risk) while they are young, these teenagers are more likely to grow up and also develop diabetes. The goal of the SAADAP is to teach South Asian teens with family history of diabetes everything they need to know about the disease so that they can build healthy habits as they get older and move into adulthood. We want to give these teens the tools and information they need to make healthy choices for a diabetes-free future.

 

South Asian Adolescent Diabetes Awareness Program (SAADAP)

STEERING COMMITTEE

Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran

Mireille Landry

Erika Kouzoukaz

Kamna Mehra

Vanita Pais

Siva Swaminathan

Jovita Sundaramoorthy

Balneet Singh

Saeeda Irfan

Mokshi Virk

Priya Prabhakar

 

YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

Ananya Kakkar

Kevin Virk

Sarojini Dharmaraj

Jhanvi Shah

Gurleen Ghotra

Kushmeet Grewal

Juhi Thakkar

Amaresh Bhaskaran

Isha Dalal

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Coming Soon...

BEYOND THE BODY

Virtual PhotoExhibit

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THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY:

 

 

 

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