Smart Insulin Pens and Accessories Coming Soon to Canada!

Technology is constantly improving to provide better ways to manage diabetes. Traditional tools with basic functions such as measuring blood sugar or administering insulin are now being updated with algorithms that can help you make treatment decisions and upload and share your data (e.g., blood sugar levels, insulin doses). People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) … Read more

Appointment Preparation Guide

Whether you’re attending in person or virtually, preparing for your appointment (appt) will allow you to maximize the benefits and address any important issues you don’t want to forget. Your healthcare team may have planned to discuss different questions and issues than the ones you wish to discuss. If you write down your questions before … Read more

Have You Ever Heard of “Fear of Hypoglycemia”?

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is the main side effect associated with insulin injections in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The harder they work on maintaining or bringing their blood sugar levels close to the recommended range, the higher the risk of hypoglycemia.    With the busyness of everyday life and the many factors that … 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

How to Improve Blood Sugar Control Using New Tech Data

Health tech devices (e.g., continuous glucose monitoring systems [CGMs], insulin pumps) are increasingly popular among people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). They provide many benefits in terms of diabetes management, including reduced burden, improved quality of life, less time spent in hypoglycemia and improved blood sugar levels over time (HbA1c).   While these technologies could potentially … Read more

How to Explain Type 1 Diabetes to Other People

There are many misconceptions about type 1 diabetes (T1D). People with T1D are thought to be eating too much sugar, to be sedentary, to be overweight, etc. Have you ever experienced this with people you know?  These misconceptions often derive from inaccurate information, rumours, a lack of knowledge about T1D or confusion with type 2 … Read more

How to Observe Ramadan Safely With Type 1 Diabetes

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, children and people with certain chronic illnesses … Read more