Canadians have many claims to fame, but none are more important than the discovery of insulin in 1921. At a time when the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes meant a life of starvation and almost certain death, four scientists at the University of Toronto made a breakthrough that truly changed the world.
People who have diabetes are encouraged to become the captain of their own ship. This means that you need to steer your diabetes management towards the goals you have set for yourself and work with all members of your crew, i.e. your diabetes healthcare team.
Are you using insulin to manage your type 2 diabetes? Are you reaching your blood glucose targets? You may wonder, what is next after insulin?
Achieving your A1C target can help you prevent or delay diabetes complications. This may mean taking one or more medications, in conjunction with healthy eating and weight loss. Read this expert blog to learn more about early diabetes treatment intervention.
Every day, people living with diabetes use their blood glucose monitoring results to make self-management decisions. How accurate should your blood glucose monitor be? What do you need to know about blood glucose monitor accuracy?
There are different levels of low blood sugar – mild, moderate and severe – and they are managed differently. It is especially important to know about low blood sugar emergencies so that you or a family member, friend, caregiver or co-worker can help out in this situation.