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Background: Diabetes and chronic kidney disease are two leading public health concerns. Patients with both diabetes and chronic kidney disease may be at elevated risk for suboptimal nutrient status due to diet restrictions, electrolyte and fluid imbalance, and altered metabolism. Objectives: The...
Vitamin D Supplementation and Bone Health in Adults with Diabetic Nephropathy: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Controlled TrialDownload
Vitamin D (vitD) is a nutrient of concern in Canada particularly for those with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Participants (18-80y) with diabetes and CKD were randomized to receive either 50mcg/day (n=33) or 1,000mcg/month (n=30) vitD3 for 6-months. Variables studied included:...
Vitamin D Status and Health-care Outcomes in an Ambulatory Population of Patients with Diabetes and Chronic Kidney disease: A Five-year Follow-up.Download
Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is a prevalent condition in Canada, especially in northern latitudes where sunlight exposure is limited. Elderly patients especially those with chronic conditions such as Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) have a higher risk of developing vitD...
The development of the Edmonton protocol was an important milestone in the process of establishing islet transplantation as a cure for diabetes. However, many challenges must still be overcome, including the shortage of donor organs. To address this issue, we believe that neonatal porcine islets...
People with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing foot complications and this chronic condition continues to be the leading cause of non-traumatic amputations in Canada. The purpose of this thesis was to examine the impact diabetic foot problems have on health-related quality of life of...
Glucose is the sole fuel for the brain in normal physiological conditions. Absence of glucose or its presence in high concentrations has been shown to be harmful to neurons. Microglia, the innate immune cells of the brain, are the first line of defense against changes in the CNS environment and...
Individuals with diabetes experience higher postoperative morbidity and mortality. This thesis aims to evaluate the effect of a multimodal care pathway package; the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS®) program, on those with diabetes. The first section systematically evaluated the state of the...
Seniors requiring advanced care and supports are often residing in residential care facilities (RCF). Although, up to 33% of the residents are living with known diabetes, administrators and clinicians are faced with two important questions: 1) what is the prevalence of undetected diabetes; and,...