Toronto, February 1st, 2016 – LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology, the largest private Diabetes clinical research network in North America, announced their collaboration with Dr. Michael Riddell, PhD, a leading researcher in metabolic and hormonal responses to exercise and stress in diabetes.
The partnership brings academic and clinical expertise together to further explore the effect of exercise on diabetes.
“Diabetes is a complex disease, but there have been some pretty amazing advances through research,” says Dr. Riddell. “By joining forces with LMC Diabetes as a Senior Scientist, we will have more direct input into the design of studies in order to generate higher quality, and more meaningful data.”
As the search for new diabetes therapies continues, industry is turning to key opinion leaders for input on areas of focus that might prove most meaningful for patients. LMC’s Endocrinologists currently provide direct care for over 50,000 active patients, including 24,500 patients with Type 2 diabetes, and 5,500 with Type 1 diabetes.
“With the continued advances in diabetes therapeutics and support devices, there is an expanded need to understand how these are impacting a diabetic’s metabolic and hormonal responses during both exercise and daily life activities,” said Karri Venn, President of Research at LMC. “Dr. Riddell is the right person to help us generate this information.”