The Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of twenty-two type 1 diabetes TrialNet International Clinical Centers at the forefront of type 1 diabetes research. Led by Diane Wherrett, MD, the TrialNet team at SickKids is dedicated to preventing type 1 diabetes and stopping disease progression by preserving insulin production before and after diagnosis.
Diane received her medical degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She trained in Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and did a research fellowship in the immunology of type 1 diabetes at Stanford University. She is currently a Staff Physician in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Program Director, Paediatric Endocrinology Training Program at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is the Canadian Centre Director for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet.
“I have been a T1D researcher for over 18 years and I am passionate about TrialNet’s mission to prevent children from getting new onset diabetes.”--Dina Panagiotopolous, MD, University of British Columbia
If you have a relative with T1D, you may be eligible for risk screening that can detect the early stages of T1D years before symptoms appear. More
Depending on your risk screening results, you may be eligible for monitoring. We’ll monitor you for disease progression and let you know if you become eligible for a study. More
If you are diagnosed with T1D while participating in one of our prevention studies, we’re still here for you. You can continue to receive personal monitoring while helping us learn more. More