IDOCC News, Volume 1, No. 5, September 2010 [PDF]
As in the rest of Ontario and Canada, the incidence of diabetes in the residents of the Champlain LHIN is increasing due, in part, to an aging population, increased weight and/or obesity and decreased levels of physical activity. From 1995 to 2005, the number of people with diabetes doubled to 67,050.1 Another 47,300 cases may develop in the region by 2017.2
IDOCC News, Volume 1, No. 4, March 2010 [PDF]
IDOCC News, Volume 1, No. 3, October 2009 [PDF]
IDOCC News, Volume 1, No. 2, June 2009 [PDF]
About 16% of Champlain residents are smokers (1).
These consist primarily of smokers who are difficult to treat. Doctors have had much success in the past few decades helping smokers quit and remain non-smokers.
At the same time, it is understandable that some doctors may feel frustrated and/or discouraged when dealing with the remaining percentage of smokers in their practices...READ MORE...
IDOCC News, Volume 1, No. 1, March 2009 [PDF]
Chronic disease affects the majority
of Canadians, and the cost of chronic
disease to the health care system is
estimated at 55% of the total and
indirect health care costs in Ontario.
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