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Misrepresentation of Type 1 Diabetes in the Media

When individuals think about diabetes they often picture overweight people who should limit their sugar consumption. However, many of these individuals do not realize that this is not the case for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This misconception can be a result of the portrayals of individuals with T1D in the media, such … Read more

What Are the Possible Causes of Type 1 Diabetes?

A lot of research is being done in the diabetes field to find how to best treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), and perhaps even how to prevent and cure it. Some researchers believe that the causes first need to be identified. Yet, exactly what triggers the onset of T1D is still unclear, and there are … Read more

Using Glucagon to Prevent Hypoglycemia When You’re Ill

When you don’t live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), skipping a meal when you’re sick is generally safe. However, if you’re ill and living with T1D, skipping a meal or vomiting after a meal leads to a high risk of hypoglycemia. What is glucagon? Glucagon is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas’s alpha … Read more