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Combining Insulin and Amylin to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Maintaining blood sugar levels in range after meals is probably one of the toughest challenges that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have to face. Other than taking into account the countless, non-meal related factors that can impact blood sugar levels, they have to count the exact number of carbs they’re eating and anticipate how … Read more

What to Expect With Dexcom G7?

Ever since they were first launched in the early 2000s, continuous glucose management (CGM) systems have completely changed how we monitor blood sugar levels. Over time, this technology has significantly evolved and has become more accurate and easier to use. New, improved versions are regularly made available. In December 2022, the Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Introducing Kirsty and Semglee, the Newest Biosimilar Insulin Products Available in Canada

Reference insulin products are increasingly being replaced with biosimilar types of insulin. Until recently, three biosimilar insulin products were available in Canada: Admelog, biosimilar version of Humalog Trurapi, biosimilar version of Novorapid Basaglar, biosimilar version of Lantus Biosimilar insulin products, just like generic products, are a “copy” of a reference drug. The main difference between … Read more

Alcohol and Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Drinking alcohol often seems to go hand in hand with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and dinner parties with friends.  While having a drink is entirely allowed when you live with type 1 diabetes (T1D), there are some aspects you need to consider to avoid unpleasant surprises. Drinking alcohol is one of the many factors that … Read more

Gluten-Free Diet for Type 1 Diabetes: Trend or Must?

It can be difficult to keep up with diet trends. There are so many of them, and they often don’t last very long.  Although the gluten-free diet has gained in popularity over the past few years, there are still a lot of misconceptions. It’s not always easy to understand what gluten is and to know … Read more

Managing Your Blood Sugar Over the Holidays

While the holidays are a time for celebration for many, they can be quite a challenge for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Blood sugar management can get a bit chaotic when your daily routine is disrupted (e.g., eating a large meal that takes longer than usual, drinking more alcohol). However, everyone should be able … Read more

A New International Consensus Statement on Artificial Pancreases

Anyone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) will tell you that a cure or a technological breakthrough has been highly anticipated for years! Although no miracles are expected in the short term, ongoing technological advances for diabetes management still help to alleviate the burden of living of T1D. And while there is still room for improvement … Read more

Stem Cells: A Glimpse at a Possible Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) requires constant attention and relentless efforts to manage blood sugar levels, administer insulin multiple times a day, count carbs, worry about hypo- and hyperglycemia and avoid long-term complications, with no break, 24/7, 365 days a year. So, people with T1D get understandably excited when they hear about new burden-reducing … Read more

A First Drug to Prevent and Delay the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

First published: July 2021 / Updated: November 2022 Approved in the United States as of November 17th, 2022, Tzield (Teplizumab) injection is the first drug to prevent and delay the onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in people at high risk of developing it in the short term. Teplizumab is currently in clinical trials in … Read more

Know How to Handle Severe Hypoglycemia!

Hypoglycemia (blood sugar below 4.0 mmol/L) is not only the most common complication for people who take insulin, but also the one they fear the most. Experiencing hypoglycemia is one of the hardest, most stressful and sometimes scariest part of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A study conducted in Quebec found that, on average, … Read more