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Influenza and Diabetes: Why Should I Get Vaccinated?

The influenza virus, also known as the “seasonal flu,” is a common virus that can cause serious complications. Influenza is particularly dangerous to people with who are at higher risk, such as seniors or people who are immunocompromised.  The flu virus is a powerful one, and all the more problematic since it evolves into a … Read more

Guidelines on Managing Obesity

Cases of obesity are on the rise in Canada, and people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are also affected. This is a cause for concern because overweight and obesity are risk factors for several illnesses and health conditions, including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart disease.     People with T1D who are also … Read more

Blood Sugar Management: Insulin-to-Carb Ratio or Fixed-Carb Diet?

People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) need to manage their blood sugars, and the best way to do that is to balance their carb and insulin intake. They generally use one of the following two methods:  Fixed carb amount and insulin dose: The number of carbs to consume and the insulin dose to inject … Read more