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Diabetes Action Canada

Our Network consists of a diverse team of patient partners, researchers, diabetes specialists, primary care practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, data specialists, and health policy experts committed to improving the lives of persons living with diabetes.

Recent News

Diabetes Action Canada Celebrates the Work of Michelle Murray

3 April 2024
At the end of March, Michelle Murray retired from her role as Training and Mentoring Coordinator for Diabetes Action Canada. Michelle has been an integral part of the DAC team since the organization’s inception in 2016. “Michelle has played a pivotal role in developing our Training and Mentoring program, ensuring all members were well-equipped to […]

Simplifying Complexity: How to select and use knowledge mobilization and implementation science (KM-IS) Theories, Models and Frameworks in research

26 March 2024
Join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 1 – 2 p.m. EST. Did you know that KM-IS theories, models and frameworks can be used to help guide how we share, use or apply research results in the real world to benefit patients, the public, and the healthcare system? Did you know […]

Our Collaborators Report is Live!

24 March 2024
Looking back on 2023, our Diabetes Action Canada Network has much to be proud of! We successfully launched many projects and programs. We grew the number of Patient Partners and researchers in our Network, and we worked with community partners, government, and others to bring the findings of our research teams to people living with […]

Webinars

Connect1d – Sneak Peek

Connect1d – Sneak Peek

This webinar has a walkthrough of the Connect1d platform and an update on how our Patient Partners and community members helped to create this valuable resource.

Podcasts

Diabetes and Older Adults

Diabetes and Older Adults

Episode three features Ron Beleno and Dr. Rebecca Gannan discussing their work on involving older adults and their caregivers in diabetes research.

Diabetes in the South Asian Community

Diabetes in the South Asian Community

Episode two features Amina Khan and Dr. Ananya Banerjee discussing their work on a research program that’s investigating type 2 diabetes risk in the South Asian community and breaking down some of the stereotypes.

Diabetes Action Canada Partners with South Riverdale Community Health Centre

14 March 2024
Partnership within our communities is essential to creating positive outcomes for everyone living with or affected by diabetes. That’s why Diabetes Action Canada (DAC) is pleased to announce South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) as our first official Knowledge User partner. The relationship, focused around DAC’s Diabetic Retinopathy Screening program, brings together a wealth of […]

New Publication Looks at Harnessing Technology to Improve Diabetes Care

5 March 2024
In the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Diabetes Action Canada’s Digital Health team published an editorial looking at the ways that technology can improve diabetes care. The publication, The Intersection of Informatics and Diabetes: Harnessing Technology to Improve Care, is an important reminder that digital solutions are being adopted quickly and can […]

DAC Knowledge Mobilization Consultation Supports Successful Grant Application

30 January 2024
In 2023, the Diabetes Action Canada Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Consultation Service launched. The program, led by Dr. Monika Kastner and Julie Makarski is designed to help research teams successfully integrate KM tools into their research projects. Knowledge mobilization helps move research projects from idea to implementation, and is an incredibly meaningful part of the process. […]

Facts on Diabetes

  • A diabetes diagnosis occurs every 3 minutes in Canada

  • Over 3 Million Canadians have diabetes and millions more are at risk of developing diabetes

  • Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Canadians

  • Diabetes and its complications cost the health care system $27 billion in 2018

  • Up to half of Canadian Indigenous Adolescents have multiple risk factors for type-2 diabetes

Programs

Older Adults with Diabetes

Older Adults with Diabetes

Providing individualized solutions that help more people live longer, healthier lives with diabetes while avoiding complications.
Mental Health and Diabetes

Mental Health and Diabetes

Developing programs that will improve the quality of life for people with diabetes by addressing their mental health and addiction needs.
Patient Engagement Through an EDI Lens

Patient Engagement Through an EDI Lens

Engaging people with diabetes as active partners in health research to maximize the benefits of research for all communities.

Get Involved

Become a Patient Partner

Become a Patient Partner

Diabetes Action Canada aims to integrate the patient perspective into every step of the research process including developing research questions, defining research objectives, collecting data and evaluating results; however, while some patients have the readiness to contribute as full members of research teams, others may bring a range of expertise such as in ethics or as knowledge brokers.
Partners

Partners

Our partners share in our mission to transform the health outcomes of people with diabetes and its related complications. Industry stakeholders have the opportunity to partner with Diabetes Action Canada, the first and only nation-wide collaborative network focused on the prevention of diabetes complications, and play an active role in achieving our goals.

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