Category Archive: Delivery of Health Care

“Be genuinely kind and have empathy for those in need”: My father’s words to me…personified by my wife, Dr. Karen Choong.

February 4, 2019

My wife is many things to me, but in this instance, she is my inspiration. This is a Facebook post from Mme. Manchisi descibing her son's harrowing ordeal and her encounter with  my graceful, intelligent, organized, thoughtful and incredibly beautiful wife .  P   Mme Manchisi is doing a facebook thing where she posts something she is grateful for every day for the month of December and today she was grateful for… YOU! You were attending when her son (Matteo…

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Diabetes-Be-Gone: Reversing diabetes may be possible with weight loss

January 10, 2019

Can Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? John Watson November 28, 2018 For people who struggle with overweight or obesity, receiving a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (T2D) can feel like a point of no return. Whereas before they might have felt some semblance of control, they are now suddenly facing an intractable, progressive disease that will be with them for the rest of their lives. For the well over 400 million people with T2D globally,[1] however, emerging evidence suggests that this outlook may be outdated. Recent…

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Getting the Message Out: Social media and wounds

January 2, 2019

An excellent article on social media and wound care from social media expert, John Gregory from OpenCity Inc. Happy New Year from TMI! Enjoy!      https://www.woundscanada.ca/docman/public/wound-care-canada-magazine/2018-vol-16-no-2/1341-embrace-social-media/file

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Preventable Wounds in Ontario Long Term Care Facilities: A sore point whose time has come.

May 7, 2018

  It is a far too common occurrence in our long-term care facilities – patients developing pressure sores as a result of neglect in the first instance and then neglect in the second, when appropriate wound care is not provided. Unfortunately, the same is true in our hospital system. Making these events, wounds that develop in a health facility, an actionable offence, is the only way that these tragedies will be prevented. It is a step our neighbours to the…

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Time is of the Essence: Apple Watch vs Diabetes

February 8, 2018

Apple Watch is getting good at detecting medical problems.  Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy Buster Hein/Feb 7, 2018 Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch. A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer has early signs of diabetes with astonishing accuray.  Medical researchers have been on…

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5 Years On: The sad truth about diabetic foot disease

January 13, 2018

It has been 5 years since Travis Hayden-Rowe made this beautiful video celebrating 6 of our courageous patients' struggle with diabetic foot disease. 3 of them have passed away since. The diabetic foot is a marker for death but the wound isn't what leads to their demise. They die of heart attacks and strokes. We need to do more to recognize this fact and treat the factors that lead to this end. The presentation of the diabetic foot should not be just…

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