Dr. Michael C. Riddell is a world-renowned expert on exercise, stress and diabetes.
He earned his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Physiology / Pharmacology) from McMaster University in Hamilton in 2000, and previously his Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Human Kinetics) from the University of Guelph in 1992.
Michael is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science in the Faculty of Health at York University in Toronto. He is also a senior scientist at LMC Diabetes & Manna Research. Previously, he spent 2001 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Medical Sciences (Physiology) under the supervision of Dr. Mladen Vranic - a former student of Dr. Charles H. Best who co-discovered insulin in 1921.
As a researcher, Michael has authored or co-authored countless articles in such peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals as The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, Diabetes Care, Diabetic Medicine, Pediatric Diabetes, Canadian Family Physician Journal, Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, and The Canadian Journal of Diabetes.
He is the Director of Education for Dskate - a unique hockey and educational camp for kids living with type 1 diabetes and the founder of the York Diabetes Sports Camp in Toronto, Canada.
Outside the lab and classroom, Michael stays physically active by riding his bicycle to work and enjoying off-road bike racing. He has also participated in two diabetes trekking expeditions (the T1D Machu Picchu Challenge in 2014 and the Kilimanjaro Expedition the previous year) through the World Diabetes Tour.