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New Vaccination Priority Groups and Type 1 Diabetes

New priority groups  Starting April 12, vaccination will be expanded to include adults under 60 years of age who have a chronic illness or health condition considered to have a very high risk of complications from COVID-19. This includes:  People who are currently hospitalized with a condition that puts them at risk of complications from … Read more

Webinar – First Data of the BETTER Registry

This webinar presents the first data from the BETTER Registry. BETTER is a large scale research project for people living with type 1 diabetes in Quebec. One of the missions of this project is to develop a registry to improve our understanding of the reality of people living with type 1 diabetes in Quebec.More than … Read more

Psychological Well-Being Linked to Better Type 1 Diabetes Management

The psychological impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is increasingly more recognized. Unarguably, managing a chronic illness can affect one’s mental health, and conversely, maintaining good psychological health can help in the daily management of T1D. This illness affects all spheres of life and can also affect mood and self-esteem. People with T1D should discuss … Read more

Under Development: Insulin Stored at Room Temperature for One Year and a Mini Insulin Pump

The continuous flow of treatment and technological innovation in diabetes research is amazing. One of the latest breakthroughs that caught our attention these past few weeks, Thermalin’s new insulin prototype, could improve the daily lives of many people with type 1 diabetes.  This ultra-rapid insulin prototype called T-1123 doesn’t need to be stored in the … Read more

How Useful Are Diabetes Registries?

The BETTER initiative is a research project on type 1 diabetes (T1D) being conducted in Quebec. It includes a number of studies about the risks and impacts associated with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) for people with T1D. The BETTER registry, launched in April 2019, forms its base.  A registry generally consists in a census that … Read more

A Fast Drop in HbA1c Levels Linked to Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is usually the result of nerve damage caused by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) values that remain high for a long period. Neuropathy symptoms typically include pain, loss of sensation or tingling in the extremities.  However, there are some cases of diabetic neuropathy … 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

Low carbohydrate diets and type 1 diabetes

This summer, Diabetes Canada published a position statement on low and very low carbohydrate diets in people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here, we review the evidence and recommendations regarding these diets for adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Carbohydrates are one of the three main macronutrients, along with proteins and fats. … Read more

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