Insulin Absorption Rate Fluctuation Depending on Injection Site

There are many types of insulin, and they all act differently in the body according to their respective chemical structures. But did you know that the same type of insulin can have varying absorption rates depending on the injection site?  There are four approved sites for the subcutaneous injection of insulin:  Abdomen: You can do … Read more

Going Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes

Even though lockdown restrictions have been lifted for several weeks in Quebec, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet. For now, it looks like the number of confirmed cases and hospitalizations is remaining stable. The pandemic has severely disrupted our daily lives, as well as those of children and teenagers. Over the summer, children were able … Read more

How to Prevent Hypoglycemia During and After Physical Activity

The short- and long-term benefits of physical activity are undeniable, from both a physical and psychological standpoint. For people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), physical activity also has tangible benefits for improving blood sugar management and preventing long-term complications. However, some planning and caution is required, because the large amount of glucose used by … Read more

New Once-a-Week Injectable Basal Insulin

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) either use an insulin pump or multiple daily injections to take their insulin. Injection treatment requires using two types of insulin, and generally a total of four daily injections:  One type of rapid-acting insulin, which is active for about four hours to cover the expected blood sugar spike following … Read more

Could SGLT2 Inhibitors Be Part of a New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes?

The main function of the kidneys is to filter the blood’s metabolic end-products and direct everything your body doesn’t need toward the bladder. Essential elements such as glucose are filtered during the first step of the filtration process. So, when blood sugar levels are below 10–12 mmol/L, the kidneys will re-absorb all the glucose before … Read more