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New research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on amputation prevention in Ontario

This month, Dr. Charles de Mestral and his team have a new paper in the JAMA Network Open journal. The paper, A Population-Based Analysis of Diabetes-Related Care Measures, Foot Complications, and Amputation During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada, looks at the care of 1.4 million Ontarians living with diabetes during the pandemic versus before. […]

New Funding Highlights the Importance of Patient-Oriented Research

By Krista Lamb In late November, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) announced new funding for its Team Grant: Diabetes Mechanisms and Translational Solutions as part of the organization’s 100 Years of Insulin program. Alongside CIHR co-funders Diabetes Canada, JDRF Canada and Kidney Foundation of Canada, exciting new research programs were announced. Among them, […]

Knowledge Translation. What is it, why is it important and how do we achieve it?

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Presented by Dr. Monika Kastner Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET The gap between what we know and what we do persists in healthcare. On average, it takes 17 years to translate evidence from discovery into practice, which can lead to patients not receiving treatments of proven effectiveness, and healthcare professionals […]

Jaime Broja – Remembering our Patient Partner

Recently, Diabetes Action Canada lost one of our long-standing Patient Partners.  Jaime Broja was an active member of our community and a passionate advocate for diabetes research. Jaime was the first Patient Partner for the Diabetes Research Group at the Centre de recherche du CHUS  in Sherbrooke and his involvement helped to shape how that […]

Diabetes Action Canada Work Featured in Globe and Mail Supplement

In the November Diabetes Awareness Month Globe and Mail supplement, Dr. Gary Lewis is interviewed about the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and the importance of patient-oriented research. You can read the article on the Globe and Mail website now!

New publication shows the impact of government-funded insulin pump programs on usage

  In Canada, where there are great differences in terms of coverage for diabetes technologies, like insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, it is important to know if access and uptake are related. That’s why Diabetes Action Canada researchers Drs. Alanna Weisman, Gillian Booth and Bruce Perkins, working with medical student Cimon Song, used the […]

Connect1d Canada partners with the T1D Exchange

Connect1d Canada, a digital platform that allows those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to easily learn about and participate in innovative research programs from across Canada, is pleased to announce their partnership with the U.S.-based T1D Exchange, a non-profit organization that drives meaningful research and innovation in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The T1D […]

Patient Partner Profile – Frank Tang

By Krista Lamb For Frank Tang, it was taking care of his elderly mother and helping her manage her type 2 diabetes that inspired him to get involved with research. She had lost a toe, developed diabetic retinopathy and was managing a wealth of complications. This meant Tang was often called on to assist with […]

Patient Partner Profile – Mike Alexander

For Kamloops native Mike Alexander, a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes was a much-needed wake-up call. Alexander, an Indigenous artist and writer, had been struggling with addiction and an unhealthy lifestyle for many years when he got the news. The diagnosis started Alexander on a journey to learn more about healthy living, changing his diet […]

Mourning the loss of Indigenous children found buried in Kamloops and throughout Canada

Diabetes Action Canada is devastated by the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children in an unmarked grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Territory. We are equally horrified by the uncovering of 751 unmarked graves by Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. These graves, on the grounds of […]

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