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Attendee, Webinar on a new Smartphone Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management App in the South Asian Community

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This is a free virtual learning opportunity! Attend a webinar about the Development of a Smartphone Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management App in the South Asian Community.

April 21, 2022 (13:00 – 14:00 PT)


South Asian people are three times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than the average Canadian. Connecting South Asians to culturally-relevant and translated resources is crucial to reducing this prevalence. Spreading diabetes awareness and support in the South Asian community was mainly done in-person but was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To address this roadblock in promoting diabetes awareness and support in this community, Self-Management BC developed AyogoT2D – a type 2 diabetes self-management app for the South Asian community to allow better access to diabetes care and resources at their fingertips.

Learning Objectives:
• Review the rationale for developing a Punjabi Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management App
• Describe steps in the development process
• View a brief demonstration of App use
• Describe promotional activities used to disseminate the App
• Summarize the lessons learned in this project
• Provide opportunities for app use and dissemination

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.