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Better Blood Sugar Management with CGM Alerts

People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) need to inject insulin to control their blood sugar and are faced with the daily challenge of avoiding both hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).  Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems (Medtronic, Dexcom) will send a sound and/or vibration alert when blood sugar variations require … Read more

Disturbed eating behaviours and type 1 diabetes

It has been shown that type 1 diabetes (T1D)  is associated with an increased risk of developing disturbed eating behaviors (DEB) such as skipping meals, binge eating and purging (eg. vomiting, excessive exercise), as well as the risk of developing an eating disorder (eg. boulimia, anorexia). This problem is more important during adolescence, where DEB … Read more

What Do We Know About the Dawn Phenomenon and Type 1 Diabetes?

The blood sugar increase that people with type 1 diabetes experience in the morning’s early hours is called the “dawn phenomenon.” This increase is caused by various hormones, like cortisol, that boost production of sugar by the liver.   A common occurrence A recent Canadian study measured the frequency and impact of this phenomenon among … Read more