Type 2 Diabetes Network

Type 2 Diabetes Network

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It is estimated that over 90% of diabetes cases are related to type 2 diabetes. 1 The most prominent risk factors for type 2 diabetes relate to lifestyle factors and it is increasingly being classified as a preventable and/or reversible disease.

What is the Type 2 Diabetes Network?

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, in partnership with the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability, are leading the formation of a network focused on sharing, developing and applying innovative practices to improve outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes across BC.

Our work focuses on improving collaboration and knowledge transfer in leading healthy public policy, population and community health interventions, lifestyle practices related to the prevention, management and reversal of type 2 diabetes. We help accelerate the use of expert knowledge and experience from patients and researchers. We support shifts in how this disease is prevented and managed by both patients and clinicians by sharing the latest evidence and innovations, developing resources and taking sustainable action to apply new practices in the real world.

We work with partners from across the system, including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, educators, innovators, community and business leaders, and patients to improve the course of type 2 diabetes in BC.


Check out available resources and let us know if you have any you’d like to share!


Stay up to date with the latest events to continue your learning about type 2 diabetes.

Join Us

Want to join the network? Sign up to receive learning opportunities related to to type 2 diabetes.

Spotlight on Our Resources

Event Summary: Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue 2020 

Read and view highlights from our 2020 Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue event held over two half-days on November 18 and 19. This Event Summary captures the ideas and responses shared in ThoughtExchange, along with visual representations and emerging themes from the event.

Watch presentations and check out other relevant resources from the Type 2 Diabetes Dialogue.

View Event Summary

Environmental Scan Overview

This document provides an overview of the current context for type 2 diabetes in British Columbia and is based on the Environmental Scan undertaken by the Institute of Health System Transformation & Sustainability.


Join the Type 2 Diabetes Network

The Type 2 Diabetes Network is a team of passionate change-makers focused on improving prevention, management and outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes in BC.

If you’re interested in joining the network, fill out the form below. You’ll be informed about our work, events and learning opportunities through emails and (typically) monthly newsletters that originate from our provider, CyberImpact, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Questions? Contact us at diabetes@staging.bcpsqc.ca.

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council will collect personal information under section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of distributing newsletters. We will store this information securely using our processor, Cyberimpact, indefinitely and if you have any questions about the collection of your personal information or would like us to delete your data, please contact: Kevin Smith at 604.668.8213.


  1. Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability. Reversing the course of type 2 diabetes. Environmental scan. 2020 January; 5.
  2. Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability. Reversing the course of type 2 diabetes. Environmental scan. 2020 January; 6.

Key Contact

Raman Bowerbank
Leader, Health System Improvement