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Researcher profiles

Each year, Diabetes Canada funds some of Canada’s most accomplished scientists and doctors in their fight against diabetes.

Learn more about some of our researchers and what motivates their work.


Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe

Home-based coaching for type 2 diabetes prevention in mothers

"Just because a program exists, doesn’t mean it will help behaviour change. The right program, flexible enough to meet the needs of these women, needed to be designed." — Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe

Dr. Lipscombe is studying an innovative home-based coaching program that may help prevent type 2 diabetes in mothers who had gestational diabetes during their pregnancy.


Dr. Sylvie Lesage

Searching for a cure for type 1 diabetes

“It is an incredible feeling to test new hypotheses, enter unknown territory, and think that these experiments could better help explain the world we live in.” — Dr. Sylvie Lesage

Why does type 1 diabetes happen? This is the question that motivates Dr. Lesage go to the lab every day.