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DiaBiteSize: Educational video from our researchers focuses on diabetes and kidney health

Toronto, January 9, 2020

By Ana Gajic

Diabetes is the most common cause of long-term kidney problems.

A research team at St. Michael's Hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto, created this short, animated video to help the more than 3 million Canadians who live with diabetes.

The video takes a look at the impact of diabetes on the kidneys and what people with diabetes can do to stay on top of their diabetes and kidney health. This is the third in a series of educational videos about diabetes.

Please share and help this reach all Canadians. #KnowledgeIsPower

This is the third in a series of DiaBiteSize videos, which can be viewed on our website.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

About Unity Health Toronto

Unity Health Toronto, comprised of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital, works to advance the health of everyone in our urban communities and beyond. Our health network serves patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.to.


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