How You Can Help Diabetes Research

Our Mission

We are committed to:

  1. Transform the health trajectory of all Canadian men, women, and children with diabetes at risk for complication.
  2. Bridge the knowledge translation gap to reduce suffering, morbidity and mortality by aligning biomedical, clinical, population health and health services research with what patient, their caregivers and healthcare providers perceive as most urgent to improve the lives of people with diabetes.

Our Goals:
An important goal of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is to give people living with diabetes more of a voice in research design and implementation so that outcomes are more relevant. The ultimate objective is to maximize the benefits of research for people living with diabetes.
Patient-oriented research is aimed at achieving benefits that matter to patients:

  • Improved health
  • Improved access to the health care system
  • The right treatment at the right time
  • Being an active and informed partner in health care
  • Better quality of life
  • Make a contribution to improving the cost effectiveness of the health care system 

We need your help:
Patients bring the perspective as ‘experts’ from their unique experience and knowledge gained through living with a condition or illness, as well as their experiences with treatments and the health care system.


How Patient-Partners are involved

You can influence the work of Canada’s top researchers by becoming involved as a Patient-partner!