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.
People often ask what it means when their meter flashes “test ketones”.
In this third of a four-part series, nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, Gail MacNeill, discusses medication management during COVID-19 with nurses and Certified Diabetes Educators, Violeta Nikolova and Barbara Cleave, as well as pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator, Susie Jin.
Normally, the insulin in your body allows your cells to convert blood sugar into energy. But when you have insulin resistance, your cells aren’t responding properly, which causes blood sugar levels to rise. Here’s a look at the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance to watch for, as well as the ways you can help prevent it from becoming a concern in your life.
For people with diabetes, who often require daily medication to manage their condition, ensuring that you have enough medication on hand during a pandemic is important. Read on to learn about pandemic medication management during the COVID-19 outbreak.