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Virtual diabetes care

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to deliver virtual care for patients across Ontario, including people with chronic diseases like diabetes. Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) partnered with OSSU through a ‘roundtable’ discussion to elicit ideas from diverse stakeholders, including…

Soins virtuels pour le diabète

La pandémie de COVID‑19 a accéléré le besoin de fournir des soins en mode virtuel aux patients partout en Ontario, y compris aux personnes présentant des affections chroniques comme le diabète. Action Diabète Canada s’est alliée à l’USSO dans le…

Pivoting with older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended plans, closed businesses, forced people into isolation and turned society upside down. For seniors, the impact has been even more marked, with increased vulnerability both to the disease, and to the effects of isolation as…

S’adapter avec les aînés durant la pandémie de COVID-19

La pandémie de COVID-19 a fait dérailler des plans, forcé des entreprises à fermer, obligé les gens à se confiner et bouleversé la société. Pour les aînés, l’impact a été encore plus marqué, vu leur plus grande vulnérabilité à la…

Indigenous-led health projects tackle youth mental health and diabetes

Two OSSU-supported Ontario Indigenous health research projects will have far-reaching effects for people within the province and beyond. Empowerment, respect, partnership and connections are shared themes in these projects, one working to improve the mental health and well-being of Indigenous…

From accidental opioid dependency to advocate

Charlotte Munro bears a tattoo of her ECG reading from when she emerged from a near fatal coma. It’s a talisman of sorts, with the phrase “have faith” incorporated into the graph lines. “When doctors didn’t have a prognosis to…