Hope on the Horizon for Diabetes

Hope on the Horizon for Diabetes

Hope on the Horizon for Diabetes

Monday November 15, 2021

Time 11:00-12:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.

A panel of BC researchers and patients share transformative changes and treatments for diabetes.

Presented by Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBCO and BC Diabetes Research Network, UBC

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Panel of Researchers and Patient Advocates:


New frontiers in type 1 diabetes research and therapy: preserving and replacing insulin-producing beta cells


Dr. Bruce Verchere, Professor Departments of Surgery and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC Vancouver; Irving K Barber Chair in Diabetes Research

Childhood Diabetes Labs, BC Children’s Hospital

Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics


A fundraising strategist; communications professional; sister and daughter living with type 1 diabetes


Mrs. Sheila Kern – Patient Advocate and Diabetes Parent

Principal Consultant at Purposefully

former Executive Director of Diabetes Canada BC & Yukon Chapter


New research showing that remission of type 2 diabetes is achievable for some people


Dr. Jonathan Little, Associate Professor

School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan 


A clinical trial participant who experienced the positive impact that therapeutic nutrition can have on type 2 diabetes


Mr. JJ Belanger – Patient Advocate with type 2 Diabetes


This event is free and open to the public.

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