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People with diabetes arenomore at
risk or likely to get COVID-19 than anyone else. However,
just as with the flu, living with diabetes puts you at greater risk
of experiencing more severe symptoms and developing
When it comes to living with diabetes and...
Managing the daily routine of diabetes and staying well can be
tough. When you add the challenges of COVID-19 and all the new
information that's coming your way it can feel overwhelming.
We share important information and tips to help you manage your
diabetes and stay well during the...
By Donna Itzstein
Pharmacist and Credentialled Diabetes
Responsibility for a pet has been found to help adolescents
achieve healthier blood glucose levels, a US study has found.
Living with type 1 diabetes is a constant challenge. The
peak age group of diagnosis...
By Nicole McClure
RN, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Can people with type 1 diabetes develop insulin
resistance? While it is widely known that insulin resistance
is a central feature of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, it is
less well known that it can also affect people living...
By Amanda Callaghan
RN and Credentialled Diabetes Educator
KK (who doesn't want to be identified) lives with type 1
diabetes and wants to have a baby. Who should she talk to?
"I went to see my doctor and diabetes educator. They wanted me
to aim for an HbA1c of 7% (53mmol/L),"...
By Helen Jackson
Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled
Information about diabetes-related free foods can be
Ideally, a free food for people living with diabetes is
considered to have only a small amount of carbohydrate (5 grams or
As with any public health emergency, information
changes according to what we learn. Here is a list of the most
pertinent information for people with type 1 diabetes about
COVID-19 as we know it today.
What's happening with diabetes
medications and products?
The Government has...
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is
a sacred time to commune with God while abstaining from eating,
drinking and smoking. Muslims fast for an entire month from sunrise
to sunset. It is a time to learn how to manage eating habits,
improve self-control and discipline,...
Today, many health problems appear to stem from
the disruption the metabolic balance between glucose production and
energy utilization in the liver. Now, Yale scientists have
reported (inJAMA surgery) the discovery of the molecular
mechanisms that trigger the imbalance between these...
new Canadian study has found that a novel dual-hormone closed loop
system improves glucose control when compared with using rapid
About the research
Researchers fromMcGill University'sFaculty of Medicine
combined pramlintide with insulinas part of...