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
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner