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The SUPPORT platform — A patient partner’s testimonial

Aude Bandini has been a patient partner of the BETTER project for three years and living with type 1 diabetes for twenty years. She has a keen interest in research and hypoglycemia prevention. Here, she talks about the SUPPORT online training platform for adults with type 1 diabetes. To learn more, click here. Why is an … Read more

Why is peer support so important?

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

An Interview with Anne Jarry : Digital Tools Are Revolutionizing the Treatment of Diabetes

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

Why do I like being a patient-partner for the BETTER study?

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

Hypoglycemia: testimonials of patients

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