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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?

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.


Resources

Check out available resources and let us know if you have any you’d like to share!

Events

Stay up to date with the latest events to continue your learning about type 2 diabetes.

Join Us

Want to join the network? Sign up to receive learning opportunities related to type 2 diabetes.


Indigenous Self-Determination and Equity in Diabetes

Indigenous Self-Determination and Equity in Diabetes

Learn about what Indigenous self-determination and equity in diabetes care looks like and how to support Indigenous worldviews as a foundation to care.

Watch the Recording

Spotlight on Our Resources

Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue 2021 

Read and view highlights from our 2021 Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue event held over two half-days on November 24 and 25.

View Recordings and More

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.

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 joining the network, fill out the form below. You’ll be informed about our work, events and learning opportunities through emails and (typically) monthly newsletters that originate from our provider, CyberImpact, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Questions? Contact us at diabetes@bcpsqc.ca.

    Check the box to stay informed about our work, events and learning opportunities. You’ll receive (typically) bi-weekly newsletters that originate from our provider, CyberImpact, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Questions? Contact us at info@bcpsqc.ca.
This information is collected by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the purposes of event administration and to distribute newsletters. If you have any questions about the collection of this information, please contact: Lara McLachlan, Director of Health System Improvement (Primary & Community Care), 201-750 Pender Street W, Vancouver, BC at 416.316.9733.

References

  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

Lara McLachlan
Director, Health System Improvement (Primary & Community Care)
lmclachlan@bcpsqc.ca
416.316.9733