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How Can Schools Better Support Children with Type 1 Diabetes?

Learning how to manage type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a lifelong journey. Children and teenagers are in the early stages of this learning process and need support from their family. But since they spend most of their days in school, their loved ones are not always able to help them. And unfortunately, school staff are … Read more How Can Schools Better Support Children with Type 1 Diabetes?

A Serious Eating Disorder Called “Diabulimia”

Diabulimia is an eating disorder that is unique to people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A person is experiencing diabulimia when they are showing bulimia symptoms and voluntarily withholding insulin in order to have hyperglycemia-induced glycosuria (presence of sugar in the urine) and lose weight. A common occurrence The prevalence of diabulimia among people with … Read more A Serious Eating Disorder Called “Diabulimia”

Hypoglycemia and Driving

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) must be aware of hypoglycemia as a potential risk when driving a vehicle. Some symptoms of hypoglycemia can alter cognitive skills, and untreated hypoglycemia can lead to unconsciousness. This is undeniably a serious and dangerous situation, particularly when driving is involved. A common occurrence According to a recent study, … Read more Hypoglycemia and Driving

Insulin Absorption Rate Fluctuation Depending on Injection Site

There are many types of insulin, and they all act differently in the body according to their respective chemical structures. But did you know that the same type of insulin can have varying absorption rates depending on the injection site?  There are four approved sites for the subcutaneous injection of insulin:  Abdomen: You can do … Read more Insulin Absorption Rate Fluctuation Depending on Injection Site

How to Prevent Hypoglycemia During and After Physical Activity

The short- and long-term benefits of physical activity are undeniable, from both a physical and psychological standpoint. For people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), physical activity also has tangible benefits for improving blood sugar management and preventing long-term complications. However, some planning and caution is required, because the large amount of glucose used by … Read more How to Prevent Hypoglycemia During and After Physical Activity