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UM Knowledge Exchange: Type 2 Diabetes in Children

May 9, 2024
By: Stephanie Manthanarack

On Wednesday May 8, 2024, UM Knowledge Exchange explored the factors contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes in children. UM experts from the DREAM team at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba collaborate with clinicians and patients to learn more about why children develop type 2 diabetes and how best to support their wellness.

Each year more and more children in Manitoba present with the life-disrupting disease type 2 diabetes. Why is this happening, which children are at highest risk how it impacts health and quality of life, and what can be done to best care for children living with disease? 

Moderator

Allison Dart MD, MSc FRCPC Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine

Panelists

Brandy Wicklow MD, MSc FRCPC Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine

Christine Doucette PhD, Associate Professor, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine

Meaghan Jones PhD, Assistant Professor Type 2 diabetes in children, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine

Samantha Bonneteau, Parent Advisor, Next Generation DREAM study

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