Hospitalization and COVID-19: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Almost all studies that have been published regarding COVID-19 and diabetes have lumped together type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) by associating potential COVID-19 complications with diabetes in general. But the two types are quite distinct.  Main differences between T1D and T2D T1D is an autoimmune illness characterized by the pancreas’ inability … Read more Hospitalization and COVID-19: The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: How to Prepare for a Potential Hospitalization in the Midst of a Pandemic

Whether it’s related to COVID-19 or not, you might need to be hospitalized before the end of the current pandemic. It’s important that you don’t avoid going to the hospital when necessary because you might be afraid of contracting an infection. All establishments follow strict governmental guidelines to limit the spread of the virus on … Read more Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: How to Prepare for a Potential Hospitalization in the Midst of a Pandemic

Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health

This article will be helpful to anyone who wants to take care of their mental health. But in the face of a health emergency such as the one we are currently experiencing, people living with a chronic illness (e.g., type 1 diabetes) face additional challenges. The current COVID-19 crisis affects both physical and mental health. … Read more Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health

All JDRF Canada Facebook Live on Type 1 Diabetes and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BspttrsnMFE Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret answers the most frequently asked questions related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and type 1 diabetes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FkqJr-1Ab8&t=1s Tricia Tang, PhD, Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia discusses mental health in people living with type 1 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaM_bYPrtJE&t=6s Dr. Farid … Read more All JDRF Canada Facebook Live on Type 1 Diabetes and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Recommendations About NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aspirin) and Cortisone (Prednisone, Cortef)

Over the past few days, some very controversial information has been shared about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include ibuprofen (Advil, Mortin). Doctors in France have reported a potential negative impact on the progression of illness for patients who had taken NSAIDs. Now, health authorities don’t agree on whether NSAIDs should be … Read more Coronavirus and COVID-19: Recommendations About NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aspirin) and Cortisone (Prednisone, Cortef)

Clarification on a Few Protective Measures Against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATED ON APRIL 29th, 2020 AT 18:00 You may be anxious and have questions about the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. A lot of—sometimes inconsistent—information has been shared these past few days on how to slow the spread of the virus. We feel that the facts need to be straightened out. Wearing a medical mask … Read more Clarification on a Few Protective Measures Against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Antihypertensive drugs and coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

High blood pressure can lead to long and short-term negative effects on the cardiovascular and renal systems. For people living with diabetes, it is defined as a systolic (upper number) pressure of more than 130 mmHg and a diastolic (lower number) pressure of more than 80 mmHg. People living with type 1 diabetes are often … Read more Antihypertensive drugs and coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Preventive measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and type 1 diabetes

UPDATED ON APRIL 8th, 2020 AT 10:00 In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), strict quarantine measures have been put in place by the Quebec government for people who are contaminated or at risk of being contaminated. In addition, quarantine recommendations have been put in place for everyone and especially people … Read more Preventive measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and type 1 diabetes