Parents, siblings, partners, friends, teachers, coaches, and even our endocrinologists don’t get it. Although many people may know the science about our disease, they just don’t get it. When living with type 1 diabetes, we often feel alone. Nobody understands the daily struggle of fighting to stay healthy and alive. Nobody understands the worry you … Read more Why is peer support so important?
Anne Jarry is a professor at Université de Montréal’s School of Optometry. She lost her sight at the age of 24 and has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was nine years old. Part of her work involves testing new technologies to make them accessible to people with visual disabilities. Today, she’ll be telling us about … Read more An Interview with Anne Jarry : Digital Tools Are Revolutionizing the Treatment of Diabetes
Because all the work associated with this study has a real benefit for people like me who live with Type 1 diabetes (T1D). BETTER will conduct trials aimed at increasing our knowledge of how technology can be used to prevent hypoglycemic episodes and the treatment and reduction of those scary and tiresome episodes, that negatively … Read more Why do I like being a patient-partner for the BETTER study?
All stages of the BETTER project are developed in collaboration with patient-partners. The latter, gave the overall direction to the BETTER project, namely the reduction of hypoglycemic episodes. Hypoglycemia occurs when the blood sugar level is too low. Its causes are multiple: too much insulin injected, skipped or shifted meals, physical activity, intense emotion, etc. … Read more Hypoglycemia: testimonials of patients