Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition
The Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) brings together a diverse group of Albertans – clinicians, researchers, patients, families, decision makers - with a keen interest in improving and streamlining care across these three important, inter-connected areas of health.
Good nutrition, coupled with physical activity, can help prevent and manage obesity and diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Understanding how these three areas are connected and coordinating decision making based on this information is the role of the Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition SCN.
Using their experience and clinical expertise, the group is focused on accessing research, creating partnerships and engaging patients and families to find new solutions to improve patient care.
An estimated 2 million Albertans are overweight or obese and an estimated 5.8 per cent of Albertans have diabetes. Nutrition is a key element in preventing illness such as these and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Priorities and projects
Examples of the work the Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition SCN is currently engaged in include:
- Insulin Pump Therapy Initiative
- Collaboration with nutrition services and chronic disease management to building on and coordinate existing provincial planning
- Vitamin D testing
- Support for research and funding applications
How to get involved
If you are a patient interested in getting involved contact Patient Engagement to learn more.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition SCN contact Petra O’Connell via email: