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Sun Life financial is funding a program aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes in women



May 15, 2018 11:30

The Sun Life Financial announced that it would pay $ 750,000 Sinai Health System for the launch of the Program, Sun Life Financial of prevention of diabetes in women. The programme aims to help prevent type 2 diabetes in women after childbirth. Studies show that women who have experienced gestational diabetes are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

“The program has the ability to change the course of type 2 diabetes in women who are at an increased risk of diabetes due to the diagnosis they received during their pregnancy,” says the executive vice president, general strategy and marketing globally, Sun Life Financial, Linda Dougherty.

Risk assessment

The program will develop a risk calculator and risk assessment tools to detect, monitor and prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes after delivery in a group of women affected by gestational diabetes. A nurse practitioner will be hired for the program.

“These funds will help us to develop better detection tools and monitoring that will allow us to intervene more often after the pregnancy,” explains dr Ravi Retnakaran, endocrinologist at the centre of leadeurship of the fight against the diabetes of theMount Sinai Hospital. Diabetes is a progressive disease, and these tools will contribute to the prevention of type 2 diabetes in women. “

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