Category: Announcements

Continuous glucose monitors (sensors)

Announcements, Living With Diabetes, News & Media, Technology, Uncategorized

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 usually changed every 7-14 days. The needle is connected to a sensor which either automatically sends/pushes the Interstitial fluid glucose level via bluetooth to a […]

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Introducing the new BC Diabetes Clinic & Research Facility

Announcements, News & Media

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 Hospital to a new customized facility located on the 4th floor at 210 West Broadway. Yes, the entire floor! Welcome. “The new space offers much […]

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

Announcements, Research

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 ever taking the drug. From Dr. Tom Elliott: “A new class of medication for diabetes known as GLP-1 agents have been on the Canadian market […]

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BC Diabetes Joins PERL Study

Announcements, Research

We are very happy to announce that we have been added to a prestigious roster or institutions and organizations from across North America. This study is examining how a drug might help prevent kidney disease in people with Type 1 diabetes. To hear from the principal investigators, please click here to watch a brief video […]

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A preview of BC Diabetes’ new home

Announcements

Summer is in full swing here in Vancouver. It’d be all too easy to get lazy in this heat – but here at BC Diabetes, we are hard at work getting ready for our impending move in July to our brand new, custom-designed clinic and office space. Want to take a sneak peek of our […]

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U.S. FDA warns on SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of type 2 diabetes drugs

Announcements, Research

This past Friday the US Federal Drug Administration released a warning that some newer type 2 diabetes drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, may cause ketoacidosis, or dangerously high levels of blood acids that could require hospitalization. The warning comes from the US, but what does this mean for Canada. Our Medical Director, Dr. Tom Elliott, lets us know. […]

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Our new Type 1 diabetes study puts us in the spotlight

Announcements, News & Media, Research

  We have had a very busy week as news of our latest Type 1 diabetes study, sponsored by UBC and the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trials Network, is making the news. In the past 48 hours, our medical director, Dr. Tom Elliott, along with various members of our team and study participants, have appeared on the […]

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BC Pharmacare blood glucose coverage policy changes in 2015

Announcements

The BC Ministry of Health (Pharmacare) has reduced coverage for certain categories of patient of blood glucose test strips used for self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) for people with diabetes. Individuals who are on diet alone (no diabetes medication) or on no medications other than metformin, saxagliptin (Onglyza) or linagliptin (Trajenta) will only be covered […]

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Welcome!

Announcements

We are very excited to launch our new site and new blog at www.bcdiabetes.ca. Stay tuned here or sign-up for updates to receive some of the latest information on diabetes care, living with diabetes and overall health.

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