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Diabetes Action Canada Joins the WHO’s Global Diabetes Compact

13 April 2023
Diabetes Action Canada is proud be a member of the World Health Organization’s Global Diabetes Compact. The Compact, which has a vision of, “responding to the increasing burden of diabetes around the world,” was launched in 2021 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. Comprised of members from diabetes organizations around […]

An exciting update about Connect1d Canada!

27 March 2023
We are pleased to announce that the Data Transfer Agreement requirement for researchers to use Connect1d Canada is no longer in place. Interested research teams now only need Research Ethics Board approval to use the service. This provides much more flexibility and accessibility for the platform and we hope it will encourage many more research […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid on Her Retirement

23 March 2023
We are pleased to celebrate the career of Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, a Diabetes Action Canada investigator and a trailblazer in designing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling-up integrated and patient-oriented interventions to improve care and outcomes for older adults with multimorbidity (> 2 chronic conditions) including diabetes. She retired in January 2023 as a Professor in the […]

New Knowledge Mobilization Tools and Consultation Service Available

17 March 2023
 Our Knowledge Mobilization (KM) team is pleased to launch two new resources for Diabetes Action Canada’s community as part of our DAC 2.0 KM Plan.  “WHAT is Knowledge Mobilization and WHY it matters”, is the first in a series of 5 short videos that describe the basics of knowledge mobilization in simple, straightforward language. Watch the video […]

New Article from CIHR Highlights DAC Indigenous Patient Circle

16 March 2023
A recent article from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) shares highlights from the work of the Diabetes Action Canada Indigenous Patient Circle and the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP). The article includes interviews with Dr. Jon McGavock and Patient Partner Sasha Delorme, who highlight the work they are doing to improve outcomes for […]

Odds are there is a woman in your life living with diabetes – she deserves better research

15 March 2023
In March, Laura Syron, President & CEO of Diabetes Canada, published an op-ed in Healthy Debate looking at the need for increased research on diabetes in women. As she writes, “Women deserve better, including more thoughtfully designed clinical and research studies, particularly when it comes to chronic conditions.” Visit the Healthy Debate website now to […]

Diabetes Action Canada part of new ACT Canada Consortium

4 March 2023
In January, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) announced funding for the Accelerating Clinical Trials (ACT) Canada Consortium, which will improve Canada’s ability to conduct clinical trials for therapies that could have a positive impact on health outcomes for Canadians. ACT brings together hundreds of researchers over 28 networks, 11 clinical trial units, Patient […]

Dr. Val Rac and Ryan Hooey participate in Diabetes Canada Webinar

13 January 2023
Recently, Diabetes Action Canada’s Dr. Val Rac and Patient Partner Ryan Hooey appeared on a Diabetes Canada webinar presentation about diabetic retinopathy and sight loss. The webinar, hosted by Brooks Roche, discusses the importance of annual screening and talks about the Diabetes Action Canada diabetic retinopathy screening program, which Dr. Rac is leading. Watch the […]

Dr. Cindy Bell to lead Diabetes Action Canada’s Steering Council

31 October 2022
By Krista Lamb In October 2022, Dr. Cindy Bell became the new Chair of the Diabetes Action Canada Steering Council. Dr. Bell is an accomplished scientist and the parent of two now adult daughters with type 1 diabetes. She has been an advocate and ally for the diabetes community for more than thirty years. Dr. […]

Diabetes Canada Provides Funding Support for Knowledge Mobilization Program

16 August 2022
As we move into phase two of Diabetes Action Canada, the Network has a clear goal of translating the research and learnings from our first phase into understandable and implementable deliverables that aim to better support those living with diabetes in Canada. To further this, we are pleased to announce funding support from Diabetes Canada […]