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

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