How can you help?

Living 50 years or more with type 1 diabetes is a remarkable achievement. We are proud of your accomplishment and believe there is a lot you can teach us. Clinicians, educators, and even policy makers are eager to learn more about diabetes care, from you.

About the research study

As a first step, we are asking Canadians living with type 1 diabetes for 50 years or more to fill out a two-hour mail-based questionnaire. To send us a message click the image above or a 'sign up' button and we will get in touch with you.

Learn more about our team

Principal Investigators Dr. Bruce Perkins and Dr. David Cherney, along with collaborators from the University of Toronto and the Joslin Diabetes Center, are leading the Diabetes Longevity Study and paving the way to a better understanding of type 1 diabetes.

Honouring you with a 50-year medal

We would like to celebrate your achievement of living with type 1 diabetes for over 50 years which is why we are helping Canadians apply for the historic Joslin Medal. Find out how you can become part of this thriving community.

Diabetes Longevity Study

Preliminary Findings: Insulin Pump vs. MDI

Prevalence of Insulin Pump Therapy and Its Association with Glycemic Control: Results from the Canadian Study of Longevity in Type 1 Diabetes   Authors:           Geneviève Boulet MD1, Elise M. Halpern MSc1, Leif E. Lovblom MSc1, Alanna Weisman MD1, Johnny-Wei Bai BHSc MD (Cand.)1, Devrim Eldelekli BM1, Hillary Keenan PhD2, Michael Brent MD3, Narinder Paul MD4, […]

Diabetes Longevity Study

For the first time in Canada we are recognizing the remarkable achievement of living with type 1 diabetes for 50 years or more…

Study Phase 1

What you need to know about the first phase of the Diabetes Longevity Study. This phase involves an extensive questionnaire which you will be able to fill out at home on your own time.
Contact us today to find out more about participating in the Diabetes Longevity Study or click the ‘Join’ button now!

Study Phase 2

Everything you need to know about the second phase of the Diabetes Longevity Study.

Study Phase 3 and Beyond

The final phases of the Diabetes Longevity Study.

What is Longevity in Diabetes?

lon·gev·i·ty /lônˈjevətē/ (Noun) Long Life. A life of great duration.

Future Goals

You hold the key to understanding the factors that lead to a successful life with type 1 diabetes.

Longevity Study Updates

Keeping you informed on our progress

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