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Work life and T1D: I feel overwhelmed

Carb counting, injecting insulin, verifying blood sugar, changing site, calibration of sensor, correcting for a low, worrying about a high or a low, timing meals, balancing diet with exercise and the list goes on! Diabetes comes with a lot of life changes that can, to some extent, become exhausting or overwhelming. Feeling the emotional burden … Read more

Why are people with T1D regularly asked to measure their hemoglobin A1C?

The duration of diabetes and the quality of blood sugar control affects the likelihood that one would develop complications such as retinopathy and nephropathy. Retinopathy is caused by a damage to the blood vessels of the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). It might show no symptoms or only mild vision problems.  However, … Read more