Intuitive and Mindful Eating in Type 1 Diabetes

We live in a society where fashion, social media and advertising play an important role in our relationship with food. Phrases such as “eating healthy” and “controlling your weight” can also affect our relationship with food.  Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic illness in which diet plays an important role. Because the pancreas no … Read more

Gastroparesis: A Little-Known but Common Disorder in Type 1 Diabetes

Digestion is skillfully coordinated by the human body. When we eat, food moves through our digestive system section by section, spending just the right amount of time in each. For the stomach, that’s about two hours. Sometimes digestion can be impaired. This occurs when the nerves controlling stomach muscles are damaged or not functioning properly … Read more

How to Observe Ramadan Safely With Type 1 Diabetes

Written in May 2021, updated January 2023 Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims around the world. During this month, Muslims fast between dawn and sunset, which means they don’t have anything to eat or drink during the day.  In the Islamic faith, some people are exempt from observing Ramadan, such as pregnant women, … Read more

Alcohol and Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Drinking alcohol often seems to go hand in hand with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and dinner parties with friends.  While having a drink is entirely allowed when you live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), there are some aspects you need to consider to avoid unpleasant surprises. Drinking alcohol is one of the many factors that … Read more

Managing Your Blood Sugar Over the Holidays

While the holidays are a time for celebration for many, they can be quite a challenge for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Blood sugar management can get a bit chaotic when your daily routine is disrupted (e.g., eating a large meal that takes longer than usual, drinking more alcohol). However, everyone should be able … Read more

Hypoglycemia: How NOT to Eat Everything

Sweating, trembling, fatigue, hunger, palpitations, headaches, anxiety… These are all very unpleasant symptoms that occur when blood sugar levels drop rapidly and fall below a certain threshold (usually 4.0 mmol/L). This is called hypoglycemia. When you have low blood sugar, resisting the urge to eat everything in sight can be a real challenge! The intense … 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