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What’s the Impact of Type 1 Diabetes on Body Image?

Body image is a lot more than what you see in the mirror. It’s about how you perceive your body, and also how you think other people perceive your body. This image changes over the course of your life based on your experiences, and is built on your thoughts, values, feelings, as well as messages … Read more

Solutions for Allergies and for Improving Device Adherence

People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who use a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system (e.g., Dexcom, FreeStyle Libre) and/or an insulin pump (e.g., Medtronic, Omnipod) already know about some of the demoralizing problems they can experience with their devices.  For instance, problems can occur when: the device (sensor, catheter or pod) is ripped out against … Read more

How to Reduce and Recycle Type 1 Diabetes-Related Waste

While sorting domestic waste has become a common task, it can still be hard to know how to dispose of waste generated every day by the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D), including waste generated by insulin administration and blood sugar measurement. While new treatments and technologies keep appearing on the market, the companies that … Read more

Thyroid and Type 1 Diabetes: What’s to Know?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an illness in which the immune system produces antibodies that attack the body’s own cells (insulin-producing pancreatic cells). Just like T1D, many autoimmune conditions are due to a genetic predisposition to producing antibodies that attack the body’s own organs. It’s not uncommon to see other autoimmune diseases in people with … Read more

Smart Insulin Pens and Accessories Coming Soon to Canada!

Technology is constantly improving to provide better ways to manage diabetes. Traditional tools with basic functions such as measuring blood sugar or administering insulin are now being updated with algorithms that can help you make treatment decisions and upload and share your data (e.g., blood sugar levels, insulin doses). People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) … Read more

Have You Ever Heard of “Fear of Hypoglycemia”?

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the main side effect associated with insulin injections in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The harder they work on maintaining or bringing their blood sugar levels close to the recommended range, the higher the risk of hypoglycemia.    With the busyness of everyday life and the many factors that … Read more

Does Caffeine Impact Blood Sugar?

One thing that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) know for sure is that blood sugar fluctuations can have many causes.  What about caffeine? Have you ever noticed any fluctuations in your blood sugar after drinking a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or an energy drink (e.g., RedBullⓇ, Monster EnergyⓇ)? Obviously, any beverage … Read more