Understanding the Process
We are a multidisciplinary team that works in collaboration with communities in order to do research aimed at improving the health of children with diabetes. We have three main areas of research that contribute to our objective of making clinically relevant discoveries that will help to improve diagnosis, prevention and management of complications related to obesity and diabetes.
These studies focus on understanding particular complications that occur due to living with type 2 diabetes.
This study is titled “improving renal complications in adolescents with type 2 diabetes through research” and wants to investigate the high rates of early kidney damage in youth with type 2 diabetes.
Nerve damage is a common complication of type 2 diabetes, and this study explores the effectiveness of taking images of the cornea in order to catch nerve damage at an earlier stage.
These are research projects that are actually implementing programs/studies to try and prevent type 2 diabetes.
The Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program is a holistic after-school program designed to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in indigenous youth.
This is a pilot study to see the safety, tolerability and feasibility of a lifestyle intervention in overweight youth, to try and decrease rates of fat in the liver through Resveratrol supplementation.
This research explores the impacts of environmental factors and disease on offspring based on exposure during pregnancy.
This study is designed to examine metabolic and anthropometric outcomes of offspring born to mothers and fathers diagnosed with childhood type 2 diabetes.
This study aims to identify epigenetic signatures associated with childhood obesity and mechanistically validate this through the use of a rodent model.