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

The Key to a Positive Experience Managing Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

Pregnancy comes with its fair share of challenges in terms of physical and emotional changes. When coupled with type 1 diabetes (T1D), pregnancy also affects blood sugar management and maternal and fetal health.  Certain risks may be increased for both the mother (e.g., more frequent hypoglycemia, premature delivery, high blood pressure) and the baby (e.g., … 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

How Type 1 Diabetes Can Affect Sleep

Most people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have their sleep interrupted by their diabetes at some point, due to symptoms of low or high blood sugar, alarms on their insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM), capillary blood measurements, etc. Aside from these nearly universal problems, have you had episodes of poor sleep that had … Read more

Psychological Well-Being Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Management

The psychological impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is increasingly more recognized. Unarguably, managing a chronic illness can affect one’s mental health, and conversely, maintaining good psychological health can help in the daily management of T1D. This illness affects all spheres of life and can also affect mood and self-esteem. People with T1D should discuss … Read more

A Fast Drop in HbA1c Levels Linked to Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is usually the result of nerve damage caused by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) values that remain high for a long period. Neuropathy symptoms typically include pain, loss of sensation or tingling in the extremities.  However, there are some cases of diabetic neuropathy … Read more