Diabetes Canada adopts prevention model touted by AIDS researcher Julio Montaner
Diabetes Canada is adopting a diagnosis-and-treatment model of prevention pioneered by Vancouver-based AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner.
The approach hangs on the notion that modifiable human behaviour helps drive the spread of viruses such as HIV/AIDS and also diseases of lifestyle such as type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Montaner notes that people are more likely to become IV drug users if they are raised in a community where injection drug use is normalized and the same applies to smoking or eating fast food, what he calls “social contagion.”
Randy Shore reports