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 […]

Project OPEN Supports Improved Eye Care for Vulnerable Populations

By Krista Lamb In working-age Canadians, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss. This vision loss is often preventable with early detection and treatment. Even before the pandemic created a greater gap in services, 40% of people living with diabetes in Ontario had not had an eye exam for more than two years. […]

Dr. Holly Witteman on the Importance of Patient-Oriented Research

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 […]

Join our Connect1d Canada Community Advisory Committee

Are you interested in supporting type 1 diabetes research in Canada? The Connect1d Canada Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) is looking for people from the diabetes community to be a part of the committee that supports our Connect1d Canada program. Connect1d Canada is a person-driven digital platform that enables those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to […]

Bill to establish a national framework on diabetes passed unanimously in Parliament

The Private Member’s Bill put forward by Sonia Sidhu, MP, Brampton South, to establish a national framework on diabetes passed unanimously in Parliament yesterday. This is a major step forward in supporting the health of people with diabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes across Canada. You can read the bill here: https://parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-2/bill/C-237/third-reading Preamble: […]

Diabetes Canada 2021 Research Competition Now Open

  Our partners at Diabetes Canada have just announced their 2021 research competition. Learn more below. Diabetes Canada’s 2021 research competition is now open for applicants! This year, Diabetes Canada will be awarding 15 End Diabetes:100 Awards. Each of the 15 awards commits a $100,000 operating grant annually for three years to support brilliant scientists […]

The 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of insulin: Celebrating its impact on our Lives

By Krista Lamb On April 14, 2021 Diabetes Action Canada partnered with the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre and the University of Toronto’s Department of Medicine to host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. This event was designed entirely by a team of people living with or caring for someone […]

Project OPEN Harnesses the Power of Data

By Krista Lamb With diabetic retinopathy currently a leading cause of blindness in working-age Canadians , the need to do more is clear. That’s why Diabetes Action Canada researchers Dr. Valeria Rac, lead for the Health Technology Assessment and Network Analytics program, and Dr. Michael Brent, lead for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening program, developed Project OPEN. […]

Beyond Banting: From insulin to islet transplants, Canada’s ongoing contribution to diabetes research

The Diabetes Action Canada Training and Mentoring Group is pleased to invite you to a webinar – Beyond Banting: From insulin to islet transplants, Canada’s ongoing contribution to diabetes research Objectives: Raise awareness of the achievements Canadian diabetes researchers have made; Share stories about the research process that go beyond the data; Provide information on research […]

New Paper Looks at Older Adults as Patient Partners

Congratulations to our Aging, Community and Population Health team for the publication of their recent paper: Engagement of older adults with multimorbidity as patient research partners: Lessons from a patient-oriented research program. The paper was published in the March 17, 2021 issue of the Journal of Multimorbidity and Comorbidity. The research paper shares the five […]

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