LIVING WITH DIABETES IN MOOSE FACTORY
March 9 – April 10, 2016
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Living with Diabetes in Moose Factory is the first part of a long-term photo-documentary project exploring the unique challenges faced by diabetics living in isolated and semi-isolated regions of Canada's Northern territories. The photos in this gallery depict the Cree community of Moose Factory First Nation, Ontario, an island where historical events and social determinants have led to unusually high rates of the disease among the indigenous population—three to five times higher than the national average. Facing the possibility of such complications as kidney disease, nerve damage, blindness and heart disease, diabetic residents struggle with the difficulty of lifelong treatment in a remote territory.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and Ryerson University Magazine.
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