Last year, Obesity Canada initiated a push to have the Ontario Government align their bariatric surgery criteria with the recommendations in the Clinical Practice Guidelines. Specifically, we asked them to revise the criteria to open up bariatric surgery for individuals with a BMI of 30-35 and poorly controlled Type 2 Diabetes. This has resulted in Ontario Health conducting a review of bariatric surgery to assess this change. Part of this review includes speaking to individuals with lived experience. If you have had bariatric surgery or are waiting to have surgery AND you have type 2 diabetes, please consider participating in these important interviews. Details below:
We want to hear from you!
Participate in an Interview on Bariatric Surgery
What is the opportunity?
Ontario Health is currently reviewing bariatric surgery for people with obesity and difficult-to-control type 2 diabetes. This review will result in a recommendation to the Ontario Ministry of Health about potentially expanding public funding for this type of surgery.
How you can help
We are looking to speak to:
• People with obesity and type 2 diabetes who have had bariatric surgery in the past
• People with obesity and type 2 diabetes who may be waiting to have bariatric surgery
• Caregivers or family members of those above
What do we need from you?
Time Commitment: 30 – 40 minutes interview
Location: By phone
If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Jigna Mistry, Analyst, Health Technology Assessment Program
Jigna.Mistry@ontariohealth.ca or 1-647-953-0598.
Please let us know if you are interested by March 1st, 2023