Dana Greenberg

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Collective Patient Circle

Research Description:

Dana Greenberg was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in 1972, at the age of 7.  She was a professional fundraiser for over 20 years and is the proud mom of 3 kids, aged 28, 26 and 20. Twelve years ago, her youngest daughter Marley was also diagnosed with T1D at the age of 8. After Marley’s diagnosis, Dana quickly came to realize that she was in a unique position to help others because she understood both what it means to be a person living with T1D and what it means to be a parent of a child with T1D.

Dana is an active volunteer with many diabetes organizations in Toronto, where she chairs various committees, does speaking engagements, and has mentored dozens of families living with T1D. Dana has been involved with Diabetes Action Canada as a patient partner since 2017. Dana is a member of the Collective Patient Circle, is a patient partner on several research projects, and co-leads the project: Answering Questions that Matter to Persons Living with Diabetes Using the National Diabetes Repository.

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