Diabetes Action Canada recently launched the Actions on Diabetes Podcast.
Each episode includes a discussion with a Diabetes Action Canada researcher and Patient Partner about a topic of interest in patient-oriented research.
Episode one features an interview with Patient Partner Anna DiGiandomenico and University of Calgary researcher Dr. David Campbell who discuss their work on a research program that’s shedding light on the impact of homelessness on diabetes treatment and care.
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.
Episode three features Ron Beleno and Dr. Rebecca Gannan discussing their work on involving older adults and their caregivers in diabetes research.
Episode four discusses how we can use data to improve health care. Guests Devin Cleary and Dr. Alanna Weisman discuss their research projects in this area – in particular how they are trying to improve outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes.
Episode five looks at Project OPEN and its potential to reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Malcolm Sissmore and Dr. Michael Brent from UHN Research discuss how this program is trying to make eye screening much more accessible for people living with diabetes.
In episode six, Dr. Anne-Sophie Brazeau and Nathalie Kinnard discuss the BETTER registry and the research they are doing in Quebec to help people with T1D manage or prevent hypoglycemia.
Episode one features an interview with Patient Partner Dana Greenberg and Dr. Holly Witteman about the role of patients as Research Partners.
Episode two features an interview with Patient Partners Sasha Delorme and Alex McComber about respectful involvement of Indigenous People in research.
Episode three features an interview with Patient Partner Kate Farnsworth and Dr. Bruce Perkins about closed loop technologies and the DIY looping community.
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.
Episode five features Jen Hanson, Executive Director at Connected in Motion, and Dr. Shivani Goyal, Associate Director of Product at eHealth Innovation, discussing the ways technology is changing diabetes and how Diabetes Action Canada is ensuring patient voices are at the table.
Episode six features Kylie Peacock, a Diabetes Action Canada Patient Partner and Conrad Pow, a Senior Project Manager at Diabetes Action Canada discussing the National Diabetes Repository and how Diabetes Action Canada is using data to change lives.