Is there an ideal time to do physical activity with type 1 diabetes?

Physical activity can be a powerful tool for improving quality of life and overall well-being. But if you or your child are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), doing physical activity can also complicate blood sugar management and increase its variability. The risks of hypo- and hyperglycemia are greater not only during physical activity, but … Read more

FreeStyle Libre 2 app update: no more scanning required!

Exciting news! Abbott has just announced the launch of an update to the Freestyle Libre 2 application that will enable users to get real-time glucose readings directly on their phone. Up until now, FreeStyle Libre users had to manually scan the sensor to obtain their current glucose levels and those from the past eight hours … Read more

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

Can the risk of hypoglycemia before physical activity be predicted?

It cannot be emphasized enough: regular exercise is important, and even more so for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), especially children and teenagers. Physical activity contributes to well-being and can help maintain a healthy weight. For people with T1D, it also enables the body to improve insulin sensitivity (i.e., respond better to insulin), which … Read more

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

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes: Get Your Kids Moving!

Exercise is good for the body and soul. It improves your well-being and promotes socialization. Physical activity can also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, and help you manage stress and maintain a healthy weight. For people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), exercising improves insulin sensitivity (i.e., the body has a better insulin response), which … Read more

Mini-Doses of Glucagon: A New Method for Treating Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, or blood sugar that is lower than 4.0 mmol/L, is the most common complication in the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). This condition affects the quality of life of people with T1D who experience it repeatedly.  Hypoglycemia can manifest through unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, sweating, tremors and palpitations. It must be treated … Read more

What to Expect With FreeStyle Libre 3?

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices display the user’s current blood sugar level, blood sugar trend (up, down or stable) and blood sugar curve from the past hours.  Ever since they were first launched in the early 2000s, CGM systems have completely changed how we monitor blood sugar levels. Over time, this technology has significantly evolved … Read more