Sunday, March 5, 2023

South Asian Health Forum: Living Well Together with Diabetes

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This page is available in Panjabi. ਇਹ ਪੰਨਾ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਹੈ।

iCON South Asian Health Forum: “Take Charge of Your Health: Living Well Together with Diabetes” was held on Sunday, March 5, 2023.


Delivered in Panjabi and English. Due to technical challenges, we were no longer able to offer simultaneous translations into Hindi. This forum was designed to help patients, their families and caregivers optimize their quality of life by empowering them with knowledge and resources to manage diabetes. In this forum participants learned about:

  • Introduction to diabetes
  • Living with diabetes – self-management tips on nutrition, mental health and fitness
  • Where and how to find help in the community – navigation of health services, treatments and medications


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Valuable Digital Resources For you

What You Need to Know about Health Screening

Health Care System in B.C. 

Diet & Diabetes

Diabetes: What do the Numbers Mean?

General Resources


Expert Speakers and Sessions (please click talk title for more details):


Introduction to diabetes and its complications

Harwinder Gill, RN Diabetes Educator


Building your knowledge about diabetes

Dr. Gulzar Cheema, Family Physician


The link between diabetes, heart and kidney disease

Dr. Jagjit Kaur Padda, Endocrinologist


Optimizing self-management and family support

Harleen Chohan, iCON South Asian Cultural and Community Engagement Officer


A healthy and balanced diet at home

Priti Suri, Registered Dietitian


Managing medications and diabetic supplies

Gurvinder Gill, Clinical Pharmacist


Prevention and Management of diabetic retinopathy

Dr. Nacher Mohan, Optometrist


Supporting your mental health while managing diabetes

Dr. Humaira Mohsin, Registered Psychologist





Sunday, March 5, 2023


Sunday, March 5, 2023


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT


Free to attend


Online and In-person with exhibit hall, presentation theatre, and boxed lunch served


Surrey City Hall


13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC



Simultaneous interpretations


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