This page of Diabetes Care Community features news articles about the latest developments in diabetes and prediabetes prevention and management.
Commemorative stamp marks 100th anniversary of U of T’s discovery of insulin
Canada Post unveiled the new stamp at an online symposium sponsored by Diabetes Action Canada, U of T’s Banting & Best Diabetes Centre and the department of medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan announce expanded coverage for diabetes technology
JDRF Canada applauds this week’s provincial government announcements out of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, which are expanding access to insulin pumps and continuous and flash glucose monitoring devices for those living with type 1 diabetes.
Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications
In a clinical trial, early treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections slowed diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that causes damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue in the retina.
Health leaders endorse Fitness Industry Council of Canada's move to make exercise tax deductible.
London biotech firm wins $23M investment for new diabetes treatment
UBC Okanagan leads international diabetes research team
“Belongs to the world”: 100 years of insulin — U of T’s greatest medical discovery
Ontario releases new detailed list of those eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2
The Ontario government has released a detailed list of people who will be prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 2 of the province’s distribution plan, which officials say focuses on age and at-risk groups.
Eating more refined grains increases risk of heart disease, death: study
A new study has found that consuming a high number of refined grains, such as white bread, cereal and croissants, can be associated with a higher risk of major cardiovascular disease, stroke and death.
Weight loss drug a 'game changer' in cutting obesity: study
Scientists last week described a drug which hijacks the body's appetite system as a potential "game changer" in treating obesity after research showed it could cut body weight by up to 20 per cent.
Exercising Doesn't Make Extra Weight Okay
U of T researchers adapt glucose meter to help detect diseases, including COVID-19
Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Assistant Professor Keith Pardee of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, have developed a point-of-care diagnostic test using a widely available glucose meter that can be adapted to diagnose a number of diseases, including COVID-19.
New diabetes cases linked to COVID-19
Researchers don’t understand exactly how the disease might trigger Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or whether the cases are temporary or permanent. But 14 percent of those with severe covid-19 developed a form of the disorder, one analysis found.
The Best Time of Day to Exercise
JDRF Canada Has a Plan of Attack to Defeat the Monster That Burdens 300,000 Canadians. JDRF Canada is launching the $100 Million Campaign to Accelerate, a bold and innovative fundraising effort that aims to accelerate type 1 diabetes research and move beyond insulin.
Canadian professor gaining recognition for role in discovering insulin 100 years ago
Diabetes and COVID-19 vaccination open letter
WHO updates physical activity guidelines
Five million deaths could be prevented each year worldwide if people were less sedentary, according to the World Health Organization, which on Nov. 26 released updated physical activity guidelines.
Type 2 diabetes risk may be higher for owners of dogs with diabetes
Earwax test could help doctors identify early signs of diabetes
JDRF launches mass screening program for early detection of type 1 diabetes
JDRF has launched the first mass screening program for early detection of type 1 diabetes called T1Detect, part of a larger effort to prevent disease complications like diabetic ketoacidosis and speed the pace of research for a cure.
COVID-19 reinforces the urgent need for a national diabetes strategy in Canada
Weight-Loss Surgery Often Rids Patients of Type 2 Diabetes
The Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of diabetes for overweight women, a study found
There's more evidence the Mediterranean diet could have benefits for long-term health by lowering your risk of diabetes, particularly if you're overweight, according to research published on November 19.
'Road to a healthier future': Losing only a few pounds may reduce diabetes risk
‘This is where the horizon is’: Diabetes research closer than ever to a possible cure
U of A researchers are reprogramming blood cells into insulin-producing cells to overcome the challenges of islet transplantation and possibly find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
U of Waterloo researchers develop diabetes unit that monitors with radar & AI
Study shows similar antibody response to key SARS-CoV-2 'spike' protein in COVID-19
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 are similar in COVID-19 patients with and without diabetes
Canada's First Ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults Help Make the Whole Day Matter
Diabetes drug boosts survival in patients with type 2 diabetes and COVID-19 pneumonia
Sitagliptin, a drug to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, also improves survival in diabetic patients hospitalized with COVID-19, suggests a multicenter observational study in Italy.
New health projects empower Indigenous communities to address chronic diseases
Indigenous communities burdened with up to three times the national rates of chronic diseases now have access to an innovative health project fund established by Bimaadzwin and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
Study reveals type 2 diabetes remission can restore pancreas size and shape
Researchers say diabetes during pregnancies may impact a child's health
Certain diabetes drugs linked to lower risk of major heart problems
Drugs known as sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a lower risk of major heart problems in patients with type 2 diabetes than dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, finds a study published by The BMJ.
Type 2 diabetes on the rise in Manitoba
Announcing the 2020 winner of DCCI Scholarship for Canadian Students with Disabilities
This year, we are proud to announce Preston Swan-Merrison as our 2020 recipient of this scholarship. Preston is a high school senior trailblazing a new path through his advocacy, social initiatives, and tireless work ethic.