How Useful Are Diabetes Registries?

The BETTER initiative is a research project on type 1 diabetes (T1D) being conducted in Quebec. It includes a number of studies about the risks and impacts associated with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) for people with T1D. The BETTER registry, launched in April 2019, forms its base.  A registry generally consists in a census that … Read more

A Fast Drop in HbA1c Levels Linked to Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is usually the result of nerve damage caused by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) values that remain high for a long period. Neuropathy symptoms typically include pain, loss of sensation or tingling in the extremities.  However, there are some cases of diabetic neuropathy … Read more

How to Observe Ramadan Safely With Type 1 Diabetes

Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims around the world. During this month, Muslims fast between dawn and sunset, which means they don’t have anything to eat or drink during the day.  In the Islamic faith, some people are exempt from observing Ramadan, such as pregnant women, children and people with certain chronic illnesses … Read more

Low carbohydrate diets and type 1 diabetes

This summer, Diabetes Canada published a position statement on low and very low carbohydrate diets in people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here, we review the evidence and recommendations regarding these diets for adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients, along with proteins and fats. … Read more