Overcoming diabetes in Aboriginal youth and combating prejudices

Dr. Allison Dart , Dr. Barry Lavallée, and Tony, a patient of Dr. Dart's, were interviewed by Radio Canada earlier this month. They explain the growing prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in youth, particularly in Manitoba. Tony provides insight on what it is like to live with type 2 diabetes and what this means for him and his family. This article presents the prejudices that aboriginal people face, along with the historical, social and psychological causes of this disease. To read the full article CLICK HERE.

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration

New findings from AllerGen’s CHILD Study show that exclusive breastfeeding during the first few days of life is positively associated with longer-term breastfeeding, while in-hospital formula use is associated with breastfeeding for a significantly shorter duration. Dr. Meghan Azad led a research team that found breastfeeding ended earlier for infants who received formula supplementation in hospital, compared to those who received only breast milk during this critical period. The findings were published this week in the journal Birth. “Newborns who received only breast milk were ultimately breastfed for four months longer than those who received formula supplementation in hospital, and they

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