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STOP Diabetes Foundation commences movement against Diabetes in Peel

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Published on June 26, 2015 with No Comments

The charitable STOP Diabetes Foundation’s concentrated efforts to erase the label of Peel being the Diabetes capital of Canada by the year 2020, kicked into high gear on Sunday June 21 with two-part information packed day at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

Over 500 people attended the free annual public awareness event, which ran in the morning from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, with the educational segments widely broadcast to a much larger audience through both traditional and social media platforms. Certified diabetes specialists, doctors, pharmacists and dieticians, all of whom volunteer for STOP Diabetes Foundation, educated attendees about the importance of lifestyle, diet and fitness as a means to prevent the growing epidemic of diabetes. Attendees were also treated to a healthy lunch along with door prizes.

The STOP Diabetes public awareness messages were amplified by the presence of a soulful voice, with Bollywood singer Harshdeep Kaur making an appearance at the afternoon media event from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. She spoke about the prevalence of the epidemic of diabetes especially amongst the South Asian community and emphasized the need for urgent and serious action to halt the growing health concerns of obesity and diabetes among South Asian youth. She even sportingly partook in a challenge presented to her by the organization’s founder Dr. Harpreet Bajaj by giving up one unhealthy food (Indian sweets for one month).

New initiatives to fight the epidemic of diabetes in the Peel region were announced by the organization’s founder, Dr. Harpreet Singh Bajaj. These initiatives include a social media directive focused on South Asian youth; a high-risk awareness initiative aimed at adults with stationary jobs involving low physical activity; restaurant and Gurudwara initiatives to provide healthy mealtime and snack options; a myth busters initiative focused on diet and fitness myths and a women’s preventive health initiative linking to issues such as infertility and pregnancy complications.

Later in the evening, Harshdeep Kaur enthralled guests with her melodic and mesmerizing voice, performing at an intimate medical and legal professionals’ fundraiser for the charitable organization.

For more information to learn about initiatives of STOP Diabetes, please visit www.stopdiabetesfoundation.com
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For more information about our mission or public events or to volunteer for this organization, call 647-986-STOP or email: stopdiabetespeelregion@gmail.com

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About the organization
STOP Diabetes Foundation is non-for profit organization founded by dedicated Endocrinologist Dr. Harpreet Bajaj. With a Vision and Mission of a healthier global community in the world and to provide free and relevant Diabetes information for all. STOP Diabetes Foundation contributes to the community with value of working together for diabetes awareness and commitment for accessible diabetes prevention and management education. Dr. Bajaj’s twin objectives through this benevolent effort includes to decrease the burden of diabetes afflicting our society through community-based education on preventative lifestyle and to increase the longevity for patients living with diabetes by using a combination of medically-proven treatment and lifestyle regimen. The inter-professional team, works purely on a volunteer basis, consists of Endocrinologists, Nephrologists, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Registered Dietitians as well as dedicated volunteers. SDF is committed to providing scientific and accurate information to the public on the prevention and management of diabetes and heart disease.


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