The FreeStyle Libre reader works by scanning a transcutaneous sensor that is installed on the arm for up to 14 days, in order to display a graph of blood sugar readings. This system offers many benefits, including easier blood sugar checking, fewer finger pricks, and blood sugar graphs for the last eight hours. It has been … Read more Skin Reactions Linked to FreeStyle Libre
This article will be helpful to anyone who wants to take care of their mental health. But in the face of a health emergency such as the one we are currently experiencing, people living with a chronic illness (e.g., type 1 diabetes) face additional challenges. The current COVID-19 crisis affects both physical and mental health. … Read more Anxiety, Stress and COVID-19: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BspttrsnMFE Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret answers the most frequently asked questions related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and type 1 diabetes.
We have received a lot of messages and calls over the past few days from people with type 1 diabetes who are worried about insulin supply. We contacted the major manufacturers, and none of them are expecting any shortage of insulin or diabetes supplies (insulin pumps, blood sugar meters, test strips, CGMs, etc.). According to … Read more Insulin and Diabetes Supplies: No Shortage in Sight
Over the past few days, some very controversial information has been shared about the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include ibuprofen (Advil, Mortin). Doctors in France have reported a potential negative impact on the progression of illness for patients who had taken NSAIDs. Now, health authorities don’t agree on whether NSAIDs should be … Read more Coronavirus and COVID-19: Recommendations About NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aspirin) and Cortisone (Prednisone, Cortef)
You may be anxious and have questions about the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis. A lot of—sometimes inconsistent—information has been shared these past few days on how to slow the spread of the virus. We feel that the facts need to be straightened out. Wearing a mask is not recommended for people who don’t have … Read more Clarification on a Few Protective Measures Against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
High blood pressure can lead to long and short-term negative effects on the cardiovascular and renal systems. For people living with diabetes, it is defined as a systolic (upper number) pressure of more than 130 mmHg and a diastolic (lower number) pressure of more than 80 mmHg. People living with type 1 diabetes are often … Read more Antihypertensive drugs and coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
UPDATED ON MARCH 26, 2020 AT 12:00 In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), strict quarantine measures have been put in place by the Quebec government for people who are contaminated or at risk of being contaminated. In addition, quarantine recommendations have been put in place for everyone and especially people … Read more Preventive measures against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and type 1 diabetes
The BETTER project brings together patient partners with type 1 diabetes (or with a child who has type 1 diabetes), researchers, healthcare professionals and decision makers. The goal is to help advance research and improve clinical practice, treatments and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes. A registry of people with type … Read more What’s the BETTER project? How’s it funded?
People who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) depend on insulin, which means they are exposed to its main side effect: the risk of hypoglycemia (blood sugar that is too low). Hypoglycemic episodes can be moderate (blood sugar under 4 mmol/L, with or without symptoms), serious (blood sugar under 3 mmol/L) or severe (inability to treat it … Read more Blood Sugar Variability: a Major Risk Factor for Hypoglycemic Episodes