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Trial of novel drug targets both diabetes and heart disease
Trial of drug targets both diabetes and heart disease

A diabetes trial starting at St. Joseph’s Hospital is testing a potential magic bullet to combat both diabetes and the often-deadly complications of heart disease. St. Joseph’s is one of 29 Canadian sites – and about 1,200 sites around the world ...

Posted: July 28, 2014|Cardiology, Research|0 comments

Diabetes-specific electronic medical record Canadian first
Diabetes-specific electronic medical record
Canadian first

Heather Reid, left, health information administrator, and endocrinologist Dr. Tamara Spaic were part of the team at the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism of St. Joseph's Health Care London that developed Canada's first electronic medical record specifically for ...


Future directions in cell transplantation for Type I Diabetes
Future directions in cell transplantation for Type
I Diabetes

Dr. James Shapiro and his team have performed over 400 procedures in more than 200 patients, providing one of the most revolutionary treatments for diabetes since Banting’s discovery of insulin in 1921. Type I Diabetes is a chronic condition caused ...

Posted: July 3, 2014|Diseases|1 comment

Service supports Muslims with diabetes
Service supports Muslims with diabetes

Dr. Mervat Bakeer is a family physican who specialized in diabetes, reminds Muslims with diabetes to make changes to their diabetes management while fasting for Ramadan. Hoping to build on last year’s success and extend its reach, the Primary Care ...

Posted: June 29, 2014|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

The diabetes epidemic
The diabetes epidemic

More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed every hour of every day, chances are the disease affects someone you know. That could be a relative, friend, neighbour, co-worker ...

Posted: June 26, 2014|Diseases, Featured, Public Health|0 comments

Nurse champions promote diabetes health at Sunnybrook
Nurse champions promote diabetes health at Sunnybrook

At Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, education and support play a key role in helping patients successfully manage their diabetes, whether they are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years. “There were 13,000 orders for diabetes drugs for more ...

Posted: July 25, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s collaborative approach to managing diabetes
Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s collaborative approach
to managing diabetes

Ultraviolet C light treatment is used at Runnymede Healthcare Centre to treat patients with complex wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers. At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, about 40 per cent of patients have an endocrine, metabolic or nutritional disease, such as ...

Posted: July 16, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Teamwork and education pay off for diabetes care
Teamwork and education pay off for diabetes care

Diabetes is a complex chronic disease, one that demands a lifelong process of adjustment and a continual search for different ways of coping. Individuals may go through shock, denial, anger, sadness, and acceptance, similar to emotions that one would experience during ...

Posted: March 5, 2013|Diseases|0 comments

Revolutionizing care for patients with multiple chronic conditions
Revolutionizing care for patients with multiple
chronic conditions

Almost 80 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 45 have at least one chronic condition such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, cancer and arthritis. And a growing number of people are living with more than one chronic condition. ...

Posted: October 6, 2011|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

Diabetes education and outreach  reduces long-term complications
Diabetes education and outreach reduces
long-term complications

The numbers just don’t add up. While the Canadian Diabetes Association estimates one thousand people learn they have diabetes every week, few people are registered in vital Diabetes Education Programs that help them to understand and manage their ongoing care. In ...


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