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The SUPPORT platform — A patient partner’s testimonial

Aude Bandini has been a patient partner of the BETTER project for three years and living with type 1 diabetes for twenty years. She has a keen interest in research and hypoglycemia prevention. Here, she talks about the SUPPORT online training platform for adults with type 1 diabetes. To learn more, click here. Why is an … Read more

Two Artificial Pancreas Systems to Enter the Canadian Market Soon

Artificial pancreas (or “closed loop”) technology is used as a treatment for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The system combines a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device, an insulin pump and a control algorithm, which automatically sets the insulin pump basal rate according to blood sugar levels and trends. In other words, the pump adjusts insulin delivery … Read more

Spotlight on the use of metformin for type 1 diabetes

Metformin (e.g., Glucophage) is an oral medication that is widely used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2D). It decreases the production of glucose in the liver and the absorption of glucose in the intestine in order to bring blood sugar levels within the target range. It is generally one of the first medications … Read more

Vaccination and Type 1 Diabetes – Facebook Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX0iKEaTBDs&ab_channel=BETTERType1DiabetesA few weeks ago, the government stated that all Canadians will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by September 2021. Quebec welcomes this news with enthusiasm, but also with many questions. In this Facebook Live BETTER, Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, endocrinologist, and Dr. Emilia Liana Falcone, infectious disease specialist, will be able to answer your questions … Read more