Type 1 Diabetes Studies
Type 1 Diabetes, Exercise and Mentoring (TEAM) Trial
Type 2 Diabetes Studies
Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes
Dialectal Behavioural Therapy to Enhance Health Behaviour Change for Adolescents living with Obesity
The purpose of this pilot randomized trial is to determine if it is feasible to deliver a treatment for teens, that includes emotional skills training, that will particularly enhance a teen's ability to be mindful, tolerate/manage distress, build and maintain positive relationships, as well as increase the family's ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with one another. The pilot trial will also determine if adding these skills to a conventional lifestyle change treatment will lead to better improvements in quality of life, mental well being and reduce levels of depression among teens living with obesity.
iCARE 2.0: A Pilot Intervention of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes
This study is evaluating the feasibility of offering youth and a caregiver a 16-week mental health skills intervention that incorporates elements of mindfulness, distress tolerance, and relationship support, in a virtual group session. The goal is to address psychological distress, and improve quality of life.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Studies
The Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program
Using a participatory action model, guided by the teachings of elders, knowledge keepers and youth on our team, we will build on the successes of the past 2 years to (1) explore a novel pathway through which IYMP can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in youth, through the Indigenous concept of Mino-pimatisiwin/bimaadiziwin "living in a god way", (2) deepen the reach of IYMP within existing communities, (3) explore relational models of rippling IYMP to new communities, and (4) study the process of moving IYMP from a university-based program to a sustainable community-led organization. This information will provide information and infrastructure to support rippling of other wellness promoting community-based programs across Canada.