New Resource: Collaborative for Health and Aging

New Resource: Collaborative for Health and Aging

The McMaster Collaborative for Health and Aging is a new resource that supports patient-oriented research and which will help to improve the health system for older adults and caregivers. Diabetes Action Canada researcher, Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, is the Scientific Lead for this program and Diabetes Action Canada’s Dr. Rebecca Ganann is the Collaborative’s acting lead. […]

New Funding Supports Diabetes Action Canada Training and Mentoring Program

By Krista Lamb On March 31st, the Government of Canada announced new funding to support training and development programs in the health care space. Diabetes Action Canada is pleased that our new Training and Mentoring program co-lead Dr. André Tchernof at the Université Laval, received one of these awards, entitled Maximize your Research on Obesity […]

Patient-partnered research in Ontario the focus of a special Healthcare Quarterly issue

A special issue of Healthcare Quarterly focuses on the impact of patient-partnered research in Ontario. Several of the featured projects are from Diabetes Action Canada researchers and provide finding from work with Diabetes Action Canada Patient Partners. Dr. Rebecca Ganann from McMaster University co-authored an article on Empowering and Accelerating Impacts of Patient-Oriented Research. Dr. […]

Celebrating the Contributions of Alex McComber

By Krista Lamb As Diabetes Action Canada completes its first six years of funding, our Network membership is also shifting. One major change is that Dr. Alex McComber, who has expertly led our Indigenous Patient Circle and co-led our program on Indigenous Peoples’ Health since 2016, will be stepping down from this role. McComber, a […]

New research project tests the use of technology to support those with diabetes distress

By Krista Lamb On March 3rd, Brain Canada and JDRF announced the winners of their Addressing Mental Health in Type 1 Diabetes Team Grants competition. Diabetes Action Canada was thrilled that one of our supported projects was selected. Dr. Peter Selby from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) will be the lead investigator […]
New paper highlights good accuracy of teleretinal screening for diabetic retinopathy

New paper highlights good accuracy of teleretinal screening for diabetic retinopathy

By Krista Lamb In February, BMJ Open Ophthalmology published a paper by Diabetes Action Canada researchers: Diagnostic accuracy of teleretinal screening for detection of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis The paper, which looks at the diagnostic accuracy of teleretinal screening for the detection of diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular […]

New resource helps you better understand how health data is used

In February, myhealthdatapath.ca launched. With support and information from Diabetes Action Canada staff and researchers, this new resource aims to help people feel more confident about the ways in which their health data is shared to support research. When it comes to health data, many people don’t understand how it is collected and the many […]

Social Media for Scientists Webinar

Join us on Thursday February 10, 2022 at 12 pm – 1 pm ET Having a social media presence has never been more important for those working in health care and science. Whether it’s helping to educate and inform the public, developing a sense of community, or networking with peers from around the globe, social […]

New DKA Research incorporates Patient Partners at All Levels

In December, Diabetes Action Canada member Dr. Bruce Perkins and his collaborators were awarded a Diabetes Canada End Diabetes: 100 Award. Their project, which will incorporate Patient Partners at all levels, looks at ways to reduce and prevent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in type 1 diabetes. The research team will work to identify factors that may […]

Tracy McQuire Promoted to Executive Director for Diabetes Action Canada

By Krista Lamb In 2022, we are celebrating big changes at Diabetes Action Canada. In January, Dr. Catharine Whiteside, who has led the organization in her role of Executive Director since its inception, has stepped into a part-time role as Diabetes Action Canada’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. Tracy McQuire, will transition into the role of […]

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