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Mental Health and Diabetes

Mental Health and Diabetes

What We Do

  • Acknowledge the importance of this issue to those with diabetes. The Mental Health and Diabetes program was developed at the request of Patient Partners, who consider it a top priority.
  • Investigate the connection between mental health and diabetes, and look for new and innovative ways to reduce diabetes distress and improve quality of life.
  • Develop and expand solutions that address mental health stress among vulnerable populations and marginalized communities with diabetes.

Get Involved

You will participate in discussions approximately once a month pertaining to research projects and strategic goals of the Network. You can also get involved in a research team! Researchers need your feedback to make sure research projects are relevant for people living with diabetes.

Our Team

Peter Selby


Diana Sherifali


Peter Senior

BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), Ph.D., FRCP, FRCP(E)

Linxi Mytkolli

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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 […]

Patient Partner Profile – Kylie Peacock

By Krista Lamb Diabetes Action Canada is pleased to welcome a new Patient Partner to our team. Nova Scotia’s Kylie Peacock has lived with T1D for more than 20 years and has been an advocate and a supportive voice in the community, in particular in the area of diabetes and mental health. She has joined […]

Training and Mentoring

Training and Mentoring

Ensuring patient-oriented research remains top-of-mind by training the next generation to see it as a critical part of their approach to research.