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Should We Say “Diabetic” or “Person Living with Type 1 Diabetes”?

It is important to be mindful of the language that is used to identify people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their lifestyle. Many people use words or phrases that can be considered demeaning when referring to people with T1D. Even though they mean well, their language can make some people with T1D feel self-conscious. … Read more Should We Say “Diabetic” or “Person Living with Type 1 Diabetes”?

COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization for People With Type 1 Diabetes

A few weeks ago, Diabetes Québec released a position statement about the prioritization of people with diabetes in the immunization plan. The organization asked the INSPQ to revise its list of prioritized groups for vaccination (available in French only), and stressed that people with any type of diabetes, regardless of their age, are at a … Read more COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization for People With Type 1 Diabetes

Could Stem Cells Potentially Cure Type 1 Diabetes?

First, let’s explain what they are. Stem cells are like the “raw materials” for all cells in the body. Before maturity, they form human “specialized” cells (heart cells, skin cells, liver cells, etc.), and once mature, they mostly develop into blood cells (e.g., red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets).  Over the past few years, … Read more Could Stem Cells Potentially Cure Type 1 Diabetes?