Recognizing World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day - Campus Walk

The SMP Chronic Disease Prevention Program and the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention proudly joined more than 1 billion people in over 160 countries in commemorating World Diabetes Day.  As part of a co-hosted Chronic Disease Prevention seminar series, one of UBC Okanagan’s leading researchers, Dr. Mary Jung, described her research to support individuals at risk for diabetes with important lifestyles changes to improve prevention in a community-based program entitled, Small Steps for Big Changes. Following the talk, Dr. Jung led a group of colleagues on a walk to raise awareness about diabetes prevention on campus.