Your impact in 2016

Our researchers are on the fastest route to a cure, thanks to you

Dr. James Johnson

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)

Dr. Johnson is undertaking groundbreaking research to identify factors that can protect beta-cells, the death of which causes both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. New technology makes it possible to examine virtually all genes or proteins in a cell, revealing novel findings that could help treat diabetes.

Dr. Colin Anderson

University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

Dr. Anderson is trying to find ways to improve the transplant process so the patient’s immune cells do not reject the transplant cells, allowing it to become a widely available treatment for people with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Shayne Taback

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

Dr. Taback is conducting a clinical trial in which women with recent gestational diabetes are given resveratrol, a plant-base supplement to help prevent gestational diabetes in the next pregnancy and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

Dr. Herbert Gaisano

University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

Dr. Gaisano is studying how glucagon is released properly in the pancreas, and why it stops functioning properly in people with type 1 diabetes. Results from this research may provide insight into new ways to treat type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Remi Rabasa-Lhoret

Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM) (Montréal, QC)

Dr. Rabasa-Lhoret's team is conducting clinical trials comparing two versions of the artificial pancreas (one that only delivers insulin, and one that delivers insulin and glucagon) in adults and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil

Dalhousie University (Saint John, NB)

Dr. Pulinilkunnil intends to identify, on a cellular level, what causes heart disease in people with diabetes. This research could pave the way for treatments that improve heart function and decrease mortality.

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