PROJECTS

 

 

We want to understand why this is happening. We want to understand  how social factors, like moving to Canada from another country, might  be related to these high rates of diabetes. Through interviews and  qualitative analysis, we would like to explore the experiences of  migration and developing diabetes among Tamil immigrants from Sri Lanka living in the Greater Toronto Area. A group of Tamil and non-Tamil researchers, students, community members and clinicians are leading this project.

 

TEAM

Principal Investigator:     
Dr. Ananya Banerjee 

Co-Investigators:               
Dr. Taryn Becker
Dr. Raymond Fung
Dr. Enza Gucciardi
Dr. Sepali Guruge
Ms. Jannah Wigle


Research Team:                   
Nuzha Hafleen

Natasha Kithulegoda

Avantika Mathur-Balendra

Mehathie Sivakumaran

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mathura Karunanithy

Saratha Karunanithy

Janani Kodeeswaran

Lathika Laguwaran

Tharshini Parames

Gauthamie Poolokasingham

Aarabhi Rajendiran

Jaitra Sathyandran

Vasuki Shanmuganathan

Tharshini Sivananthajothy

Mehathie Sivakumaran

Haran Vijayanathan

Umayangga Yogalingam

Shindujan Yogaratnam

 

VOLUNTEERS

Vaenthan Jeevarajah

Karthika Yogaratnam

Aasha Gnanalingam

Sahana Kesavarajah

Sri Lanka Tamil Migrants Diabetes Study

 

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BACKGROUND

Canadian immigrants from Sri Lanka have higher rates of type 2  diabetes than other Canadians. In Ontario, they have the highest documented rates of type 2 diabetes compared to those from other South Asian countries  (like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh). 

Diabetes is a chronic and complex disease that is influenced by many factors, including social, economic, cultural and historic factors.

THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY:

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

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