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?
In partnership with the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability, we’re 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.
Food Insecurity in BC: Understanding the Impact and Taking Action
Food insecurity is a major issue in BC that negatively impacts individuals’ overall health and wellbeing. This includes their likelihood of living with type 2 diabetes and ability to manage the disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront once again the limitations of food-based responses at an individual level, while also offering glimpses of effective population-level interventions. Join us on June 23 to learn more about food insecurity and why we need to re-think how we talk about and respond to this complex issue.Register Now
Event Summary: Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue 2020
Read and view highlights from our 2020 Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue event held over two half-days on November 18 and 19. This Event Summary captures the ideas and responses shared in ThoughtExchange, along with visual representations and emerging themes from the event.View Event Summary
Environmental Scan Overview
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Past Events & Resources
- Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability. Reversing the course of type 2 diabetes. Environmental scan. 2020 January; 5.
- Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability. Reversing the course of type 2 diabetes. Environmental scan. 2020 January; 6.