Saturday, November 19, 2022

Take Charge of Your Health: Living Well Together with Diabetes

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This page is available in Traditional Chinese. 按此瀏覽中文網頁。

iCON Chinese Health Forum: “Take Charge of Your Health: Living Well Together with Diabetes” took place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, and Sunday, November 20, 2022.


Delivered in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, 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:

  • Overview of diabetes – early detection and when to seek help
  • 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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General Resources

Get Moving for Better Health

Health Care System in B.C.

Valuable Digital Resources

HealthLink BC 8-1-1

Family Caregivers of BC video

What is eHealth? 


Expert Speakers and Sessions (please click talk title for more details and speaker name for recording link):
Understanding diabetes and how does it affect our health

Dr. Charmaine Ma, Family Physician


Introduction to the Diabetes Education Program

Laura Ng, Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetic Educator


Health eating strategies for diabetes

Gloria Tsang, Registered Dietitian


Digital tools for diabetes self-management

Dr. Kendall Ho, Emergency Physician, Lead of UBC Digital Emergency Medicine Unit


Importance of keeping blood sugar under control and preventing complications

Dr. Joseph Leung, Endocrinologist


Stress management for people with diabetes and their family caregivers

Dr. Tigerson Young, Clinical Psychologist


Proper medication management

Kent Ling, Registered Pharmacist


Staying Active

Nicole Tai, Registered Physiotherapist

Emily Pak, Registered Physiotherapist



Saturday, November 19, 2022


Sunday, November 20, 2022


1:30-4:00 PM PT


Free to attend


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Cantonese, Mandarin and English

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