Cell therapy interventions to prevent loss of kidney function

2018-08-01T16:30:38+00:00

Project leads: Dr. Richard Gilbert and Dr. Kevin Burns Patient lead: Gwen Herrington Patient group: Older (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) patients with diabetes Region: All regions Diabetes is the most common cause of end-stage kidney failure in Canada. The main cause of reduced kidney function in diabetes is the slow loss of small blood vessels (capillaries) combined with scar tissue (fibrosis). [...]

Kidney Check: Identifying kidney disease and diabetes in Indigenous communities

2018-08-01T16:23:59+00:00

Project lead: Dr. Paul Komenda Patient lead: Cathy Woods Patient group: Indigenous patients with kidney disease in a range of age groups Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario View Project Website Indigenous people have a higher risk of CKD and kidney failure compared to the non-Indigenous population. This may be due to increased rates of diabetes, [...]

AdDIT: Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes Cardio-Renal Intervention Trial

2018-08-01T16:22:07+00:00

Project leads: Dr. James Scholey, Dr. Farid Mahmud, Dr. Etienne Sochett Patient lead: Lynne McArthur Patient group: Youth with diabetes and their parents Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia View Project Website Young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are at risk of long-term complications, including kidney and heart disease. AdDIT is studying an observational [...]

iCARE: Improving renal complications in adolescents with type 2 diabetes through research

2018-08-01T16:21:03+00:00

Project leads: Dr. Allison Dart and Dr. Brandy Wicklow Patient Group: Youth with diabetes and their parents Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia View Project Website The AdDIT (Adolescent Diabetes Cardio-Renal Intervention Trial) and iCARE (Improving Renal Complications in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes through Research) studies are working together to identify the most [...]