The Gavin Pape Diabetes and Vascular Health Clinic
The Diabetes Strong Clinic is newcomer focused. Our team works diligently with each and everyone to ensure they are empowered to self-manage their blood sugars and receive appropriate referrals to best manage their health and thereby significantly reduce their risk of complications.
Access equity to quality diabetes care and prevention for those new to Canada is why we get up each day. Many of us are Canadians with recent migration histories ourselves. the care and is a inter-professional health care team of nurses, dietitians, certified diabetes educators, social workers and chiropodist, and physician.. GTA boast the greatest diversity of newcomers in Canada, and in the world.
Diabetes disproportionately affects many of our newcomer populations. Belonging to a high risk ethnic group (African, Arab, Asian, Hispanic, or South Asian), we see significantly higher rates of diabetes. This population is further marginalized by their socioeconomic status, health literacy, mental health issues, food insecurity and undocumented status. They often live in fear of accessing health for the costs associated. Our programs are offered free of charge and free of judgement. Many of our clients turn to us having lived with unmanaged diabetes and often with the beginnings of some of the possible complications. We work hard to bring strength to our community. To ensure each person leaves feeling a bit stronger living with diabetes.