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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 Joins Research Canada

6 May 2024
Diabetes Action Canada is pleased to now be a member of Research Canada. Research Canada is a national, broad-based alliance dedicated to advancing health research through collaborative advocacy. Their mission, which aligns well with DAC’s is, “to improve the health and prosperity of all Canadians by championing Canada’s global leadership in health research and innovation.” […]

Diabetes Action Canada on AsPERUsual Podcast

25 April 2024
On this latest episode of asPERusual – a podcast for practical patient engagement, host Anna Maria Chudyk interviewed our very own Tracy McQuire and Linxi Mytkolli to learn about the different ways in which our Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research network is committed to improving the lives of persons living with diabetes. Regardless of whether diabetes is […]

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 […]

Webinars

Research Spotlight – Training and Mentoring

Diabetes Action Canada is thrilled to restart its highly successful webinar series. For September, we will highlight the Training and Mentoring Program and the work of our awardees and trainees.

Podcasts

Closed Loop Technolgies and the DIY Community

Closed Loop Technolgies and the DIY Community

Episode three features an interview with Patient Partner Kate Farnsworth and Dr. Bruce Perkins about closed loop technologies and the DIY looping community.

Amputation Prevention

Amputation Prevention

On episode four, Patient Partner Tom Weisz and Dr. Charles de Mestral discuss the work being done by the Diabetes Action Canada foot care and amputation prevention team, which is looking at community-based approaches to improving treatments and avoiding lower limb amputations.

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 […]

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 […]

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

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy through accessible screening methods and advanced technology.
Training and Mentoring

Training and Mentoring

Ensuring patient-oriented research remains top-of-mind by training the next generation to see it as a critical part of their approach to research.
Innovations in Type 1 Diabetes

Innovations in Type 1 Diabetes

Creating collaborative patient-oriented research programs that enables innovative research in T1D.

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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