Representative image of diabetes care at Sinai Health

The World Health Organization estimates that 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and 3.6 million of them are Canadians. To bring attention to the impact of this disease, November is recognized as Diabetes Month.

Sinai Health plays a leadership role in the care, research and treatment of people with diabetes. Throughout this month we will share stories of patients, scientists, clinicians and caregivers who are impacted by this chronic condition.

We are leaders

  • Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes at Mount Sinai Hospital offers an expert clinical team of endocrinologists, diabetes nurses, dietitian educators and a psychiatrist who work closely together to support and coach patients with diabetes.
  • The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute has been recognized globally for their work in the area of diabetes. The work of scientists like Drs. Daniel Drucker and Bernie Zinman have had worldwide impact on the treatment of the disease
  • Mount Sinai Hospital is a leader in managing all forms of diabetes during pregnancy and in the research on the effects of gestational diabetes on women’s health.
  • People with diabetes are 1.5 times more likely to have a stroke. Which is why diabetes treatment and education is a key part of Bridgepoint’s stroke program.

20,000 patients

visit Mount Sinai Hospital each year for diabetes treatment

3 Types

of diabetes treated at Sinai Health – type 1, type 2 and gestational

To learn more, stay tuned here and across our social media channels throughout the month and follow the hashtags #SinaiStories and #SinaiResearch.