DREAM Land Acknowledgement
What We Do
Our team leads clinical studies aimed at understanding the most important risk factors for youth onset diabetes and complications. This knowledge will inform new care models and treatments.
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a type of diabetes that occurs during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, to women who did not have diabetes prior to being pregnant. Women with GDM cannot produce enough insulin to handle the effects of a growing baby and changing hormone levels.
Early Life Origins of Diabetes
Environmental exposure in early life have long-term impacts on the risk for diabetes development.
Environment exposures can impact the way genes work. Our team is investigating epigenetics to understand the mechanism and timing of biological embedding of exposures on long-term health.
We collaborate to translate our research findings into novel interventions that improve the wellness of children and their families affected by diabetes. We invite you to learn more about our ongoing projects.
The metabolic factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes development in youth may be different from those in adults. Through our interdisciplinary research we investigate how a wide range of metabolites and metabolic processes in a variety of organ systems.
Clusters of cells within the pancreas produce hormones such as insulin that control the levels of sugars in the bloodstream. Dysfunction in these cells leads to diabetes.
10+Discoveries that inform prevention and treatment strategies for children & families living with diabetes
1DREAM Steering Circle
3Patient Advisory Groups
7Core Basic Science Labs
Diabetes affects approximately 1 in 333 children and youth below the age of 20; First Nation children are 20 X higher risk than all other Canadian children.
Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Adolescents Living with Type 2 Diabetes: A Sub study of The Improving renal Complications in Adolescents with type 2 diabetes through REsearch cohort
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) impacts adolescents living in challenging socioeconomic conditions disproportionately. However, impacts of T2D on quality of life…
24-h ambulatory blood pressure readings and associations with albuminuria in youth with type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional analysis from the iCARE cohort
24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors (ABPMs) are recommended for screening at risk children, however this test is not often used…