Is there an ideal time to do physical activity with type 1 diabetes?

Physical activity can be a powerful tool for improving quality of life and overall well-being. But if you or your child are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), doing physical activity can also complicate blood sugar management and increase its variability. The risks of hypo- and hyperglycemia are greater not only during physical activity, but … Read more

Oral health and type 1 diabetes: what do you need to know?

If you’re living with Type 1 diabetes, you’re probably well aware of how it can impact various aspects of your health. One aspect that is often overlooked, but is equally important, is oral health. Studies have shown that diabetes is a risk factor for multiple oral health complications. Namely, periodontitis (severe inflammation of the gums) … Read more

Can the risk of hypoglycemia before physical activity be predicted?

It cannot be emphasized enough: regular exercise is important, and even more so for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), especially children and teenagers. Physical activity contributes to well-being and can help maintain a healthy weight. For people with T1D, it also enables the body to improve insulin sensitivity (i.e., respond better to insulin), which … Read more

Mini-Doses of Glucagon: A New Method for Treating Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, or blood sugar that is lower than 4.0 mmol/L, is the most common complication in the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). This condition affects the quality of life of people with T1D who experience it repeatedly.  Hypoglycemia can manifest through unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, sweating, tremors and palpitations. It must be treated … Read more

This is the End of the Line for Eli Lilly’s Injectable Glucagon, but Wait Before you Stock Up!

The Eli Lilly Company recently announced that it will stop producing and selling its emergency glucagon injection kit used to treat severe hypoglycemic episodes. In Canada, the product will no longer be available as of June 2023. The decision was made due to the decreased demand for injectable glucagon ever since nasal glucagon was made … Read more

What Type of Glucagon—Nasal or Injectable—is Best for Children with Type 1 Diabetes?

Despite your and your child’s healthcare team’s best efforts to keep your child’s blood sugar within target, severe hypoglycemic episodes can happen, and it’s best to always be prepared for the unpredictable. Should your child not be able to safely ingest any glucose tablets or fruit juice, you’ll have to administer glucagon, a hormone that … Read more

Know How to Handle Severe Hypoglycemia!

Hypoglycemia (blood sugar below 4.0 mmol/L) is not only the most common complication for people who take insulin, but also the one they fear the most. Experiencing hypoglycemia is one of the hardest, most stressful and sometimes scariest part of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A study conducted in Quebec found that, on average, … Read more