Meaningful patient involvement is now seen as critical to the success of health-related research projects. Learn what it is, why it’s important and how people with diabetes are shaping the research landscape in Canada.
Launched in 2016, Diabetes Action Canada consists of a diverse team of patient partners, researchers, diabetes specialists, primary care practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, data specialists, and health policy experts committed to improving the lives of people living with diabetes. The Network focuses on bringing patients, their caregivers and researchers together to identify the health concerns of those living with diabetes and to co-create research projects that address these concerns. By partnering and collaborating with university research teams across Canada, non-profit organizations and provincial governments to plan, execute and evaluate these research projects the organization works to improve patient outcomes and experiences.