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Diabetes-specific electronic medical record
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

New form of inflammatory bowel disease
New form of inflammatory bowel disease

From left: Dr Yaron Avitvur and Dr Aleixo Muise have identified a new form of IBD and the gene that causes it. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affects more than 200,000 Canadians and is more common than multiple sclerosis and ...

Posted: June 18, 2014|Diseases, Pediatrics|0 comments

A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy
A primer on progressive supranuclear palsy

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a brain disease similar to Parkinson’s disease in its outward appearance but to Alzheimer’s disease under the microscope. It has no known effective treatment or cure. PSP affects brain cells that control walking, balance, mobility, ...

Posted: October 16, 2013|Current Print Issue, Diseases, Neurology|0 comments

Obesity in Children with Disabilities: The Bloorview Research Institute is Starting the Conversation
Obesity in Children with Disabilities: The Bloorview
Research Institute is Starting the Conversation

Childhood obesity is a big topic in the news lately, but did you know that children with disabilities are even more likely to struggle with weight issues? Dr. Amy McPherson, a scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids ...

Posted: July 29, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care, Pediatrics|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

Diabetes researchers battle the fastest growing global epidemic of the 21st century
Diabetes researchers battle the fastest growing global
epidemic of the 21st century

Dr. Ravi Retnakaran, Mount Sinai Hospital endocrinologist and scientist, with diabetes patient Tulsi Ram Upadhay. Upadhay, 44, discovered he had diabetes during a routine physical in 2009. Mount Sinai Hospital’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute is ranked #1 world-wide for diabetes ...

Posted: July 19, 2013|Diseases, Featured|0 comments

New St. Joseph’s service supports Muslims with diabetes
New St. Joseph’s service supports Muslims with diabetes

Beginning July 9, thousands of Muslims will begin a month of a daily fasting from dawn until sunset in observance of Ramadan. This is an important period of religious devotion and spiritual reflection but for Muslims with diabetes, it can ...

Posted: July 18, 2013|Diseases, Patient Care|0 comments

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