Going Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes

Written in September 2021; updated August 2023. It’s almost time for your kids to go back to school! As a parent of a child living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it might be a stressful period as you will have more to do than just run out to buy school supplies. This is especially true … Read more

Key Elements to Drive Safely With Type 1 Diabetes

All drivers with type 1 diabetes (T1D)–whether they own a driver’s license or are in the process of obtaining one–should know that they need to take extra precautions and know the rules.  Drinking and driving is dangerous, and so is going low and driving! Hypoglycemia—the drop in blood sugar levels that can occur in people … Read more

Skin Colour Should Not Affect the Quality of Type 1 Diabetes Care

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) affects a growing number of people around the world, including Canadians. Despite significant advances in the last decades in terms of technology and treatments, inequalities have been noted in the care and support received by people with T1D from certain racial and ethnic groups. This is the finding made following certain … Read more

What AI Can/Cannot (and Could!) Do for Type 1 Diabetes

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) involves constant efforts to keep blood sugar levels within the recommended range to avoid potential complications. This is a significant burden, both physically and mentally, for people with T1D and their loved ones. Artificial intelligence (AI) enables machines to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence (e.g., decision making). … 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

Misrepresentation of Type 1 Diabetes in the Media

First published: June 2020  – Updated: February 2023 Diabetes is often thought to be a disease affecting overweight people who eat too much sugar. However, the reality for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is generally quite different. These misconceptions might be brought about by the misrepresentation of T1D on television, in movies and on … Read more

How to Make Travelling With Type 1 Diabetes a Success!

Getting ready for a trip is exciting! While travelling is often synonymous with vacation and fun, when living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) it also means lugging extra baggage—both literally and figuratively. However, this shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying every minute of your getaway. Whether your trip is going to be active (e.g., biking), work-related … Read more