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Sexual Health and Type 1 Diabetes

The particular effects of their illness on their sexual health are not always well known or understood by people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Understandably, it’s not the easiest topic to discuss with your friends or healthcare team.   Respective impacts on women and men Living with T1D can have significant physical impacts on sexual … Read more

How to Prepare for a Remote Appointment

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly increased the use of telemedecine. For a lot of people with type 1 diabetes, regular “in-person” follow-up appointments with their healthcare team have switched to remote appointments since March 2020. Although remote consultations don’t provide the same human contact as traditional ones, this new alternative has become frequent and is likely … Read more

How Do Colder Temperatures Influence Blood Sugar Levels?

The winter solstice is almost here, and so are cold temperatures and the official beginning of winter. Did you ever think that outdoor temperatures influence your blood sugar levels? If you did, you were right: extreme temperatures can destabilize your blood sugar. Generally, blood sugar levels are lower in the summer and higher in colder … Read more

The Liver’s Role in Blood Sugar Management

If you don’t live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), your pancreas’s beta cells produce insulin whenever your blood sugar level increases (usually after a meal). Before reaching your bloodstream and your body cells (e.g., muscle, fatty tissue), the insulin goes directly to your liver, which then stores excess glucose that will be gradually secreted back … Read more