Of Mentors and Mentoring
In this issue of Canadian Journal of Diabetes, we are publishing a special tribute to celebrate and honour the lifetime achievements of Dr. Mladen Vranic, a Canadian pioneer in the field of glucose metabolism and diabetes.
Letter to the Editor: Cost and Minimal Effectiveness of SMBG
In their recent commentary regarding the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) test strips, Woo and colleagues (1) suggested our paper on this issue (2) concluded that SMBG does not improve glycemic control. This is not, in fact, what our study was about.
Baiju R. Shah, Vincent Woo
The Canadian Diabetes Association Invests More Than $6.8 Million in Research
In 2010–2011, the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is funding 35 new and 67 ongoing research grants and awards across Canada, for a total research investment of more than $6.8 million.
Diabetes and Driving
It is well known that insulin therapy frequently leads to hypoglycemia, sometimes severe hypoglycemia, and that some people with diabetes are at higher risk for severe hypoglycemic episodes, such as those with a previous episode or those with hypoglycemia unawareness.
Proceedings of a Symposium to Honour Mladen Vranic for a Lifetime of Scientific Achievements and Mentoring
On April 19, 2010, a symposium was held at the University of Toronto to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Dr. Mladen Vranic, a pioneer in the field of glucose metabolism and a mentor to several generations of scientists who are now working around the globe.
P.L. Brubaker, A.D. Cherrington, D.T. Finegood, S. J. Fisher, A. Giacca, A. Marette, M.C. Riddell,
Patient Perceptions of Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes
To determine the demand for islet transplantation among patients with type 1 diabetes.
M.A. Fung, A. Barts, D.M. Thompson, T.P.P. Ransom, T.G. Elliott, S.M. Sirrs, E. Ur
Aspirin Use Rates in Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Cross-Sectional Study
Recent studies have shown that low-dose aspirin is not effective for the primary prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events in diabetes. Pharmacologic evidence suggests, however, that an adequate antiplatelet effect in diabetes requires a dose of >100 mg daily. This study was designed to identify the dose of aspirin most commonly used in diabetes.
E.H. Law, S.H. Simpson
Including Physical Activity and Exercise in Diabetes Management: Diabetes Educators’ Perceptions of Their Own Abilities and the Abilities of Their Patients.
The purpose of this study was to examine diabetes educators’ perceptions of (a) their abilities, attitudes and difficulties/challenges related to physical activity and exercise counselling; and (b) their patients’ abilities and attitudes related to performing physical activity and exercise in managing their diabetes.
C.J. Dillman, C.A. Shields, J.R. Fowles, A. Perry, R.J.L. Murphy, P. Dunbar
Health Behaviours of Postpartum Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes
1) To explore the health behaviours of women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus in the first year postpartum; and 2) to compare their perceived health status with their actual experiences in establishing and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes.
M.K. Evans, L.J. Patrick, C.M. Wellington
Diabetes and Fitness to Drive: A Systematic Review of the Evidence with a Focus on Older Drivers
This systematic review identified the impact of diabetes on motor vehicle accidents and violations according to type of diabetes and age (all ages [>15 years] and >65 years).
A. Kegan, G. Hashemi, N. Korner-Bitensky
2010 CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meeting Abstracts
Oral Presentations 245 Poster Presentations 264
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