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A Lesser-Known Diabetes-Related Complication: Auditory Neuropathy

While some diabetes-related complications are well-known (e.g., potential eye, kidney or nerve damage), there are others, like auditory neuropathy, that are largely unknown. Chronic hyperglycemia can cause auditory neuropathy when associated with damage to smaller auditory nerves (those that enable hearing).   Assessing the risk Many studies indicate that some people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) … Read more

A New Continuous Ketone Monitoring Device

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a major diabetes-related complication and one that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) dread the most. Many people get their T1D diagnosis following a ketoacidosis episode.  Persistent high blood sugar levels (over 14 mmol/L) combined with a lack of insulin can cause ketoacidosis. When this happens, the body can no longer use … Read more

How Type 1 Diabetes Affects the Menstrual Cycle, Puberty and Menopause

Many women with type 1 diabetes will agree that they often see their blood sugar levels fluctuate depending on the phase of their menstrual cycle. This often requires them to adjust their insulin doses.  Blood sugar levels and the menstrual cycle Typical menstrual cycles begin on the first day of menstruation and last 28 days, … Read more

Care Consensus for People with LADA

Some adults who have type 1 diabetes (T1D) get diagnosed after the age of 30 and present with characteristics that are usually specific to type 2 diabetes (T2D), such as gradual onset of hyperglycemia and overweight. This form of diabetes is called LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) or slow-onset diabetes.  Approximately 8% of adults … Read more