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A Smartphone-Connected Device for Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have an increased risk of experiencing certain long-term health problems when their blood sugar levels are imbalanced. Chronic hyperglycemia, for instance, can lead to damage to small blood vessels, including diabetic retinopathy, a condition affecting small blood vessels in the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy affects approximately 20% of Canadians with … Read more

New Medical IDs

People with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes (T1D) are recommended to carry some form of medical ID, generally a bracelet, a pendant or a card, which alerts people that they have T1D and, in some cases, provides an emergency contact number.  The reason for this recommendation is that if a person loses … Read more

The Stigmatization of People With Type 1 Diabetes

Too many people, including some healthcare professionals, misunderstand type 1 diabetes (T1D) and mistake it for type 2 diabetes (T2D). But these are different illnesses that have different causes and treatments.  Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which means that it is caused when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body for … Read more