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 Better Blood Sugar Management with CGM Alerts
The many benefits of physical activity People living with type 1 diabetes who engage in physical activity on a regular basis are more likely to reach their target blood sugar levels, improve their blood pressure and better manage their weight than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. Physical activity also helps reduce the total amount of … Read more Strategies for Safer Physical Activity for People Living With 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 Disturbed eating behaviours 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 What Do We Know About the Dawn Phenomenon and Type 1 Diabetes?