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Researcher Profile – Dr. Alexander Singer

22 November 2023
As Diabetes Action Canada’s focus on digital health solutions deepens, the organization is pleased to welcome two new leads for these projects: Dr. Alexander Singer and Braden O’Neill. This is the first of two profiles to introduce them. Dr. Alexander Singer has always been curious. He was the kid who raised his hand in class, […]

New study looks at essential requirements for the governance of data repositories

23 October 2023
In September, a team of researchers led by Dr. Alison Paprica from the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto, and Diabetes Action Canada’s Conrad Pow and Dr Michelle Greiver, published a new paper in the International Journal of Population Data Science. The publication, Essential […]

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Diabetes Action Canada Celebrates the work of Dr. Michelle Greiver

16 October 2023
Dr. Michelle Greiver recently completed her five-year term as Cheesbrough Chair in Family Medicine Research at North York General Hospital, where she led the University of Toronto Practice based Research Network, UTOPIAN. As she wrapped up that role, Greiver has also stepped down from leading Diabetes Action Canada’s National Diabetes Repository. While she will continue […]

T1D Screening Program Engages Patient Partners

26 September 2023
CanScreenT1D is a new project led by Diabetes Action Canada collaborator, Dr. Diane Wherrett, who is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The program is a national consortium that will explore screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Canada. This summer, CanScreenT1D received $12 million in funding from the CIHR-JDRF […]

Tamara Beardy Completes 900K Run for Diabetes Awareness

21 September 2023
Tamara, who is a member of the northeastern Manitoba First Nation, also works as a Research Coordinator with the DREAM Diabetes group in Manitoba. Her daughter, Kenya, lives with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Action Canada is thrilled to congratulate Patient Partner, Tamara Beardy, on her recent 900K walk to raise awareness about diabetes. The run, […]

Beyond clinical trials: How to leverage your story in diabetes research

19 September 2023
Have you ever wondered how diabetes researchers decide what to explore and investigate? Or what it’s like to participate in a study? Have you ever had an idea you cared about and wished someone could research? There are many different types of studies with very different commitment levels. Join us for a webinar that will […]

Diana Sherifali – 100 Lives of Insulin Profile

11 September 2023
This article, by Krista Lamb, was originally released as part of the 100 Lives of Insulin project by the Insulin to Innovation Consortium. Visit their site to read more inspiring profiles of people who have been affected directly and indirectly by the discovery of insulin, and to learn about upcoming events. This article is reprinted […]

New Research Funding Supports Older Adults Living with Diabetes

4 September 2023
This past year, Dr. Paula Rochon and Rachel Savage, Ph.D. from the Women’s Age Lab at Women’s College Hospital received funding for their Healthy Cities Grant. The proposal, supported by Diabetes Action Canada, received six years of funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The […]

Text-Based Program Helps Support Smoother Transitions to Adult Care

22 August 2023
In May, Dr. Rayzel Shulman and her team published the KiT Protocol in BMJ Open. This protocol is another step towards successfully moving forward the Keeping in Touch (KiT) program, which aims to support youth as they transition to adult type 1 diabetes care. The transition from pediatric care to adult care is one of […]

Dr. Calvin Ke Researches Personalized Pathways to Care

1 August 2023
Recently, Dr. Calvin Ke, a clinician-scientist from the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine and a Diabetes Action Canada Researcher, has been focusing his work on improving diabetes care in Ontario overall, and in particular for those who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D) before the age of 40. This particular group, who have […]