Welcome to the Network!

With the world facing rising rates of chronic conditions like diabetes, the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations at the University of Toronto unites world-leading researchers and students at U of T with patients, clinicians, community members, policymakers, and city planners in Peel Region to co-create solutions that will make populations healthier in an effective, feasible, sustainable, and equitable way. 


Current State of Type 2 Diabetes in the Peel Region

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The overall goal of this report is to provide a baseline understanding of the current situation in Peel Region as it relates to chronic disease and, specifically, type 2 diabetes. The research streams of this report each focus on a specific level of diabetes and chronic disease burden – from the health care system to communities to living environments.
"The numbers presented in this report are a stark reminder of why my commitment to supporting people living with diabetes, and reducing the risk for type 2 diabetes is so important. As the Chair of the All Party Diabetes Caucus, I helped develop the Private Members Bill that led to the creation of a National Framework for Diabetes. This is a step toward our goal of a healthier Canada. To continue this forward momentum, governments, communities and academics must work together to develop effective ways to change the trajectory of this devastating disease. To improve the health of the people of Brampton and everyone in Canada, we need to look at these findings as a call to action to find new and innovative solutions to reduce type 2 diabetes risk."  
Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South
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Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe, Network Executive Director

Message from the Executive Director

It is an honour and privilege to be the inaugural Director of the Novo Nordisk Network for Healthy Populations. Thanks to a generous donation from Novo Nordisk to the University of Toronto, we have an unprecedented opportunity to find new and innovative ways to tackle the burden of diabetes and chronic disease.