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?
Several provinces in Canada cover the costs of insulin pumps for select groups of people with diabetes. Discover if you are eligible.
There are many myths associated with insulin use in people with type 2 diabetes. Read this expert blog to learn the myths and facts about starting insulin.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that carries glucose into the cells of your body to be used for energy.