Mississauga has already implemented many programs and initiatives
that contribute to diabetes prevention and healthy living, based on
the principle that a healthy and complete community is compact,
pedestrian-friendly and transit-supportive, and contains a mix of uses
that support daily living and enable physical activity through active transportation.
By joining CCD, Mississauga is taking the next step in its journey
to lower the rate of diabetes in the City. Mississauga will leverage
its participation in the CCD programme, along with its partnerships
with Peel Public Health, the University of Toronto Mississauga,
Trillium Health Partners and other stakeholders and the community to
build a made-in-Mississauga Diabetes Prevention Strategy.
Using a comprehensive approach, the Mississauga Diabetes Prevention
Strategy aims to reduce the risk factors and improve the protective
factors associated with the development, and/or the progression, of
type 2 diabetes, ultimately to decrease the prevalence of type 2
diabetes in Mississauga. The City will work with the community,
stakeholders, industry, agency and government partners to understand
and define the burden of diabetes in Mississauga, build the strategy,
identify community needs and priorities, and determine the action plan.
The Mississauga Diabetes Prevention Strategy will contribute to a
healthier and more liveable city for years to come.