The Dexcom G5: State-of-the-art sensor technology

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) or “sensors” have been around for more than a decade.  With the arrival in Canada last week of the Dexcom G5 everything has changed: the G5…

Continuous glucose monitors (sensors)

Sensors (or continuous glucose monitors) are devices that measure the sugar/glucose in body water (known medically as “interstitial fluid”). A small teflon needle is inserted into the skin and is…

Introducing the new BC Diabetes Clinic & Research Facility

It is with great excitement that we introduce our new diabetes clinic and research facility. This summer we moved from the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre and Vancouver General…

New Study To Test Whether GLP-1 Agents Help You or Hurt You Before Taking The Drug

We are very excited about this made-in-BC research to help us find out if a drug will be beneficial for those taking it or whether it might make them ill before…