In the operating room, just before surgery begins the last face a patient sees and last voice they hear is that of the anesthesiologist. While surgeons rarely hand over care during a procedure to another surgeon, anesthesiologists do occasionally transfer care to a colleague after a surgical procedure is under way.
Left to right: Margaret Watson, research coordinator at Lawson; Greg Ackland, research participant; Irene Hramiak, Lawson researcher and endocrinologist at St. Joseph’s Health Care London; and Jocelyne Chauvin, research participant.
Since launching two years ago, an innovative study that aims to induce remission of type 2 diabetes has captured the attention of hundreds of Londoners. For those with type 2 diabetes like Greg Ackland and Jocelyne Chauvin, the idea of stopping all medications has translated from a dream to a reality through participation in the REMIT study at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson).