Introduction to Diabetes and Healthy Eating

Presented by Momiji / JSS

Wed. Oct 26, 2022, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

1.5-hour online session (Zoom)  to learn about Diabetes and healthy eating, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS).

 *Held in English with Japanese Interpretation

What is this session about?

Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Canada affecting millions of Canadians.  In fact, diabetes rates in Canada have been significantly increasing with 29% of the population in 2020 living with diabetes or prediabetes.* This number is expected to increase and by 2030 approximately 4.8 million Canadians will be affected by diabetes.*

Diabetes is a chronic complex disease that we are continuing to learn more and more about each day.  Poorly managed diabetes can lead to many complications including eye and kidney disease and increased rates of limb amputations.  Understanding and knowing your risk for the development of diabetes can help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes and with good management many diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Diabetes and its different types
  • Role of diet in preventing and managing diabetes
  • Eating healthy for diabetes management and prevention
    • Types of carbohydrates, glycemic index
    • Diabetes plate model
    • Portion control
    • Snack ideas
  • Strategies for meal planning

About our Guest Speaker

Presenter: Mahnoor Muqeem, RD, MPH

Mahnoor is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Master of Public Health, from the University of Toronto. She has over 3 years of nutrition counselling experience, mostly in the field of weight management and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In her role as a diabetes educator at the West Toronto Diabetes Education Program, Mahnoor provides culturally-appropriate nutrition education and counselling to clients living with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Mahnoor is passionate about educating and empowering her clients to make the best choices for their health and focuses on food as a key component for health.

West Toronto Diabetes Education Program

West Toronto DEP is a comprehensive Diabetes Education Program that has been in operation since 2002.  West Toronto DEP is a division of LAMP Community Health Centre (CHC) and is in partnership with leading CHC’s to provide timely, safe, and client centered care.

West Toronto DEP is funded by the Local Health Integration Network. We are dedicated and committed towards promoting healthy community living with a focus on diabetes self-management strategies. Our Diabetes Educator teams, consisting of Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians, offer free services.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, Oct 24). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency.

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS / Momiji.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name. We’ll show you how to change the display name 5 minutes before the session start.

※Contact JSS/Momiji if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Chie):416-261-6683 x.249 /
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 /

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the separate practice prior to the seminar date.

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