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The Pros and Cons of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems

Continuous glucose monitoring systems provide information, such as current blood sugar levels, blood sugar trends (up, down or stable) and a blood sugar curve from the past hours, thanks to a subcutaneous sensor worn on the arm or on the abdomen for up to 14 days (depending on the model). Ever since they were first introduced on the market in … Read more The Pros and Cons of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems

Hospitalization and COVID-19: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Almost all studies that have been published regarding COVID-19 and diabetes have lumped together type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) by associating potential COVID-19 complications with diabetes in general. But the two types are quite distinct.  Main differences between T1D and T2D T1D is an autoimmune illness characterized by the pancreas’ inability … Read more Hospitalization and COVID-19: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Proper Insulin Storage Tips

A recent scientific article revealed troubling facts regarding insulin concentration in vials, cartridges and prefilled pens sold in pharmacies. The authors found that different vials of a same type of insulin (e.g., rapid-acting, NPH) sometimes had different insulin concentration levels. For instance, a 1 ml cartridge would contain less insulin units than the standard 100 units. … Read more Proper Insulin Storage Tips

Are People With Type 1 Diabetes More Likely to Develop Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease, which is caused by the immune system’s attack on healthy cells in the body. Type 1 diabetes results from the immune system’s attack on insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas and the destruction of those cells. Most autoimmune diseases are incurable, so treatment is required for life. People … Read more Are People With Type 1 Diabetes More Likely to Develop Other Autoimmune Diseases?