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Building T1D research in partnership with you.

We need people living with type 1 diabetes to shape the research questions that can deliver the evidence needed to advance better treatment, policy and care.

Connecting the Canadian T1D community

Explore Canadian diabetes research and learn how our community is reshaping what it means to live with T1D.

Explore Canadian diabetes research and learn about how our community is reshaping what it means to live with T1D.
  • Patient Perspectives on the AGP Report

    3 August 2022
  • Alterations in skeletal muscle repair in young adults with type 1 diabet…

    29 September 2021
  • Reducing the need for carbohydrate counting in type 1 diabetes using clo…

    23 June 2021
  • Decision coaching using a patient decision aid for youth and parents con…

    1 January 2021
  • Individual and community-level income and the risk of diabetes rehospita…

    1 December 2020
  • Muscle and serum myostatin expression in type 1 diabetes

    11 July 2020
  • A novel dual-hormone insulin-and-pramlintide artificial pancreas for typ…

    1 March 2020
  • Diabetes Technology and Exercise

    1 March 2020
  • Blunted circulating irisin in adults with type I diabetes during aerobic…

    13 February 2020
  • A Population-Based Study of Diabetes Incidence by Ethnicity and Age: Sup…

    7 January 2020
  • Efficacy and Safety of Resveratrol in Type 1 Diabetes Patients: A Two-Mo…

    1 January 2020
  • Muscle Oxygen Supply and Use in Type 1 Diabetes, From Ambient Air to the…

    1 January 2020
  • Influence of Preexisting Diabetes on Survival After a Breast Cancer Diag…

    1 January 2020
  • Bone mineral density in patients with longstanding type 1 diabetes: resu…

    1 November 2019
  • Morning (fasting) vs afternoon resistance exercise in individuals with t…

    1 November 2019
  • Risk factors for recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis in adults with type 1 d…

    1 October 2019
  • Exploring patient preferences for adjunct-to-insulin therapy in type 1 d…

    1 September 2019
  • Implementation and evaluation of a diabetic ketoacidosis order set in pe…

    1 July 2019
  • Closing the gap: results of the multicenter canadian randomized controll…

    1 June 2019
  • Estimating GFR by serum creatinine, cystatin C, and β2-microglobulin in …

    1 June 2019

    Living with T1D

    Many of us have lived experience with T1D, and we want to work closely with the diabetes community to co-create what the future of living with T1D looks like. Previously, we have heard from others living with T1D that they feel disconnected from research – hopefully with your help, we can change that!

    Get involved

    Tell us about yourself;

    Find out about studies, trials and projects that matter to you;

    Participate in the research that is the right fit for you;

    Stay informed about what happens at the end of the study – what did it find, what does it mean, what are the next steps after you participate;

    All leading to better, more accessible, timely T1D research.

    Your experience can change T1D research in Canada.

    Through Connect1d Canada, we want to capture every person living with T1D so that we can accurately represent the needs of this community and spark changes to policy and care. Unless we know how big the issue is and the key problems, it will be easy for T1D to be ignored. By joining Connect1d Canada, your voice can be heard – helping shape and direct future research and clinical care.

    Get Connect1d

    Connect1d Canada keeps you up to date on what is happening in the T1D research community. From upcoming studies to research outcomes, it uncovers the questions researchers are asking and, more importantly, what they are learning.

    Researcher of T1D

    Researchers have told us that they struggle to connect with people living with T1D and recruit them into studies, sometimes taking years to find enough of the right people to complete a study or clinical trial in T1D. By joining Connect1d, we can help you by providing: 

    • Streamlined recruitment: Connect1d Canada can help streamline the recruitment process for your studies by connecting you with participants who have already expressed an interest in research.
    • Access to a large and diverse patient population: Connect1d Canada has a growing network of people with T1D across Canada. This can provide you with access to a broad and diverse patient population for your research studies.
    • Patient-centred research: Connect1d Canada is focused on involving people with diabetes in every step of the research process, from study design to dissemination of results. By getting involved, you can benefit from this approach and work collaboratively with patients to design and conduct studies that are more relevant and meaningful to them.

    Diversity, equity & inclusion

    Our aim is to make research represent the diverse community of people living with T1D. We work with our patient and community partners to ensure the inclusion and representation of those who have been historically excluded or underrepresented in research studies. Work with us to give every person impacted by T1D the opportunity to learn, contribute, and accelerate research.

    Patient Oriented Research

    Connect1d Canada ensures that the values, needs, and preferences of people with lived experience are front and center. By co-creating Connect1d Canada with the diabetes community, we have built a platform for better participant engagement and retention than traditional research recruitment. This can ultimately lead to higher participant retention rates, better data quality, and improved outcomes for your research projects.

    Accelerate Recruitment

    Connect1d Canada rethinks traditional recruitment approaches and brings you the ability to rapidly recruit participants from across Canada. Once your study is posted, you will easily see who in the community is eligible to participate, and who is interested.

    Co-creating with leading experts in diabetes research

      Our team

      We want to make sure that every Canadian living with type one diabetes has the chance to engage in research in a meaningful way.

      Joe Cafazzo

      Biomedical Engineer & Executive Director, eHealth Innovation at UHN

      Bruce Perkins

      Endocrinologist & Scientist

      Kate Farnsworth

      Advocate and Director of Nightscout
      Caregiver, Cofounder

      Tracy McQuire

      Executive Director, Diabetes Action Canada

      Gary Lewis

      Endocrinologist & Scientist

      Peter Senior

      Endocrinologist & Scientist

      We’d love to hear from you

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      416.340.3400 x4765

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