Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health

This article will be helpful to anyone who wants to take care of their mental health. But in the face of a health emergency such as the one we are currently experiencing, people living with a chronic illness (e.g., type 1 diabetes) face additional challenges. The current COVID-19 crisis affects both physical and mental health. … Read more

All JDRF Canada Facebook Live on Type 1 Diabetes and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BspttrsnMFE Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret answers the most frequently asked questions related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and type 1 diabetes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FkqJr-1Ab8&t=1s Tricia Tang, PhD, Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia discusses mental health in people living with type 1 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaM_bYPrtJE&t=6s Dr. Farid … Read more

Insulin and Diabetes Supplies: No Shortage in Sight

We have received a lot of messages and calls over the past few days from people with type 1 diabetes who are worried about insulin supply. We contacted the major manufacturers, and none of them are expecting any shortage of insulin or diabetes supplies (insulin pumps, blood sugar meters, test strips, CGMs, etc.). According to … Read more

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Recommendations About NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aspirin) and Cortisone (Prednisone, Cortef)

Over the past few days, some very controversial information has been shared about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include ibuprofen (Advil, Mortin). Doctors in France have reported a potential negative impact on the progression of illness for patients who had taken NSAIDs. Now, health authorities don’t agree on whether NSAIDs should be … Read more

Antihypertensive drugs and coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

High blood pressure can lead to long and short-term negative effects on the cardiovascular and renal systems. For people living with diabetes, it is defined as a systolic (upper number) pressure of more than 130 mmHg and a diastolic (lower number) pressure of more than 80 mmHg. People living with type 1 diabetes are often … Read more

What’s the BETTER project? How’s it funded?

The BETTER project brings together patient partners with type 1 diabetes (or with a child who has type 1 diabetes), researchers, healthcare professionals and decision makers. The goal is to help advance research and improve clinical practice, treatments and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes.    A registry of people with type … Read more

Blood Sugar Variability: a Major Risk Factor for Hypoglycemic Episodes

People who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) depend on insulin, which means they are exposed to its main side effect: the risk of hypoglycemia (blood sugar that is too low). Hypoglycemic episodes can be moderate (blood sugar under 4 mmol/L, with or without symptoms), serious (blood sugar under 3 mmol/L) or severe (inability to treat it … Read more