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New Research Funding Supports Older Adults Living with Diabetes

New Research Funding Supports Older Adults Living with Diabetes

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

Text-Based Program Helps Support Smoother Transitions to Adult Care

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

Dr. Calvin Ke Researches Personalized Pathways to Care

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 […]
Diabetes Action Canada Engages Patient Partners in All Levels of Governance

Diabetes Action Canada Engages Patient Partners in All Levels of Governance

While Patient Partnership in research is at the core of the Diabetes Action Canada mission, it was clear from the inception of the organization that having people with lived experience at all levels of our programming would be an essential element of our success. Now, as we move into DAC 2.0, that commitment to patient […]
Patient Partner Profile – Seeta Ramdass

Patient Partner Profile – Seeta Ramdass

For Seeta Ramdass patient engagement is critical to the success of any health care project. That’s one of the reasons she was excited to learn about Diabetes Action Canada, where she would have the opportunity to not only play an active role in research projects, but also to use her career experience to support the […]
Patient-Partner Powered Project Featured by CIHR

Patient-Partner Powered Project Featured by CIHR

Canadian and Dutch researchers are examining whether timed lifestyle changes can help restore the 24-hour rhythm of people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. There are many Diabetes Action Canada members involved in this project, including our Scientific Co-Lead, Dr. André Carpentier. Read the full story here.

New Knowledge Mobilization Video Available Now

In the second video from our Knowledge Mobilization Basics Series, we look at WHO is involved in Knowledge Mobilization and WHY it is important to include all individuals who will use or be affected by the research results in the real world. We’ll explore how involving these individuals will ensure the best chances of successful […]
Season Three of the Actions on Diabetes Podcast is Available Now

Season Three of the Actions on Diabetes Podcast is Available Now

Our popular podcast, Actions on Diabetes, is back for a third season. This season, host Krista Lamb talks with a new group of researchers and patient partners about Diabetes Action Canada projects that are making a difference for people living with diabetes. From islet biologists learning how to work with people with lived experience, to […]
Diabetes Action Canada Joins the WHO’s Global Diabetes Compact

Diabetes Action Canada Joins the WHO’s Global Diabetes Compact

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!

An exciting update about Connect1d Canada!

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 […]