Type 2 Diabetes Network

Type 2 Diabetes Network

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It is estimated that over 90% of diabetes cases are related to type 2 diabetes. 1 The most prominent risk factors for type 2 diabetes relate to lifestyle factors and it is increasingly being classified as a preventable and/or reversible disease.

What is the Type 2 Diabetes Network?

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, in partnership with the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability, are leading the formation of a network focused on sharing, developing and applying innovative practices to improve outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes across BC.

Our work focuses on improving collaboration and knowledge transfer in leading healthy public policy, population and community health interventions, lifestyle practices related to the prevention, management and reversal of type 2 diabetes. We help accelerate the use of expert knowledge and experience from patients and researchers. We support shifts in how this disease is prevented and managed by both patients and clinicians by sharing the latest evidence and innovations, developing resources and taking sustainable action to apply new practices in the real world.

We work with partners from across the system, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, educators, innovators, community and business leaders, and patients to improve the course of type 2 diabetes in BC.

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Spotlight on Our Resources

Environmental Scan Overview

This document provides an overview of the current context for type 2 diabetes in British Columbia and is based on the Environmental Scan undertaken by the Institute of Health System Transformation & Sustainability.
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Type 2 Diabetes and Indigenous Peoples – August 19, 2020 Webinar

In this August 19, 2020 webinar, thought leaders Rebecca Sovdi and Jessica Guss draw on evidence and lived experience to provide the context and understanding required to effectively support Indigenous peoples on a culturally safe and self-determined journey.

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Join the Type 2 Diabetes Network

The Type 2 Diabetes Network is a team of passionate change-makers focused on improving prevention, management and outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes in BC.

If you’re interested in learning more and helping address the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes in our province, please fill out the form below. We’ll keep you updated on our work, opportunities to collaborate and upcoming events!

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  1. Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability. Reversing the course of type 2 diabetes. Environmental scan. 2020 January; 5.
  2. Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability. Reversing the course of type 2 diabetes. Environmental scan. 2020 January; 6.

Key Contact

Raman Bowerbank
Leader, Health System Improvement