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

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

Training Programs at Home

To help you stay active, the BETTER team offers you these training programs. You can do each workout once a week to familiarize yourself with the exercises. Current physical activity recommendations for people living with type 1 diabetes are to perform 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Exercise is considered moderate when you feel … Read more

Skin Reactions Linked to FreeStyle Libre

The FreeStyle Libre reader works by scanning a transcutaneous sensor that is installed on the arm for up to 14 days, in order to display a graph of blood sugar readings. This system offers many benefits, including easier blood sugar checking, fewer finger pricks, and blood sugar graphs for the last eight hours. It has been … Read more