Why does Diabetes Cause Long-term Health Problems – A Clinician researcher’s Approach - Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, McMaster University

2020-01-16- Dr. Gerstein


Start 16 January, 2020, 12 PM

End 1 PM






Contact Info

E-Mail: modr@mcmaster.ca


Dr. Hertzel C. Gerstein is a Professor at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, where he holds the Population Health Research Institute Chair in Diabetes and is the Director of the Diabetes Care and Research Program and Deputy Director of the Population Health Research Institute. Dr. Gerstein’s research has been published in over 400 papers, spans 50 countries, and has been funded by the NIH,
the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association and the 
pharmaceutical industry. His research focuses on: a) the prevention and therapy of diabetes and its many consequences; b) the relationship
between dysglycemia (a term he coined in 1995), cardiovascular outcomes, cognitive impairment, other diabetes-related chronic consequences, and new diabetes; c) strategies for type 2 diabetes remission; d) novel biomarkers for cardiovascular disease in diabetes;
and e) the biologic basis of glucose-related health consequences. In 2016 he produced and distributed a music video to mitigate the impact
of diabetes on affected people and their families. In 2012 he received the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


  1. Review the definition of diabetes & its consequences
  2. Trace a link between glucose, capillaries & diabetes consequences
  3. Model transdisciplinary collaborations to understand the pathophysiology