When it comes to diabetes care, language matters

By Dr. Seema Nagpal and Amanda Sterczyk Words matter. Language has impact. It can leave a profound mark on our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences....

Reconnecting diabetes patients and health-care providers during the shadow pandemic of chronic disease

By Ann Besner COVID-19 has had a monumental effect on the health-care system since the pandemic was declared well over a year ago. Access to...

New action plan for cancer surgery will address inequities in access and improve survival

By Dr. Christian Finley Surgery is often the best treatment for cancer, but access to it varies across Canada – and correspondingly so do cancer...

Dialysis patients have 4-fold greater risk of dying from COVID-19

People undergoing long-term dialysis are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 and should be prioritized for vaccination, found a new Ontario...

Nutrition and type 2 diabetes prevention

According to Diabetes Canada, in 2019 approximately 11 million Canadians were living with diabetes or prediabetes. This equates to approximately one in three Canadians....

Trends in lower-extremity amputations for diabetes and peripheral artery disease

By Jennifer Stranges Together, diabetes and peripheral artery disease account for more than 80 per cent of lower-extremity amputations in Canada. A recent study by St....

What causes type 2 diabetes?

The answer is more complex than most people think. Researcher Dr. Gillian Booth and her team are hard at work uncovering some of those...

Expanding transitional support for young adults with diabetes

Study shows success of transition coordinator and need for continued intervention In 2012, researchers from across Ontario, led by a team at Lawson Health Research...

Quitting smoking can improve your cancer treatment, period

By Craig Earle Craig Earle is a GTA-based oncologist and Vice-President, Cancer Control, at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The start of the new year means...

Managing diabetes while in hospital

By Dr. Janine Malcom and Dr. Ilana Halperin Hyperglycemia is common in hospitalized people, even among those without a previous history of diabetes, and...

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