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Why Changing Treatments and Switching to a New Long-Acting Insulin Puts You at a Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

There are many reasons why a person with type 1 diabetes might have to change treatment or long-acting insulin. These reasons may include seeking an improvement in blood sugar management, wanting to reduce the risk of nighttime hypoglycemia, when experiencing a change in routine, when transitioning from an insulin pump to injections, etc. Each type … Read more Why Changing Treatments and Switching to a New Long-Acting Insulin Puts You at a Greater Risk of Hypoglycemia

DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems With the Support of Online Communities

Joining a community of people with type 1 diabetes is a great way to build relationships with people who face similar challenges. This community can support you when you go through a rough patch, and also give you advice to help you better manage your diabetes. Have you ever heard about artificial pancreas (or closed … Read more DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems With the Support of Online Communities

Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: How to Prepare for a Potential Hospitalization in the Midst of a Pandemic

Whether it’s related to COVID-19 or not, you might need to be hospitalized before the end of the current pandemic. It’s important that you don’t avoid going to the hospital when necessary because you might be afraid of contracting an infection. All establishments follow strict governmental guidelines to limit the spread of the virus on … Read more Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: How to Prepare for a Potential Hospitalization in the Midst of a Pandemic

How Fat and Protein Impact Your Blood Sugar, and How to Adjust Your Insulin Dose Accordingly

According to current recommendations, the insulin dose to be administered for a meal is determined mostly based on the amount of carbs eaten. However, several recent studies suggest that the composition of a meal, particularly its fat (or lipid) and protein content, also has an impact on blood sugar levels after mealtime. In their recent … Read more How Fat and Protein Impact Your Blood Sugar, and How to Adjust Your Insulin Dose Accordingly