This November, as we mark National Diabetes Awareness Month, JDRF will be sharing personal stories of individuals affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our goal is to raise awareness of the struggles, misconceptions and tasks that encompass their every day.
Check us out on Parliament Hill - Kids for a Cure Awareness Day is the largest and most impactful type 1 diabetes (T1D) awareness campaign in Canada driven by children.
Back in the 80s, my Kangaroo shoes were the equivalent to superhero shoes. It wasn’t just because they were purple and had an awesome kangaroo on the side. It was also because of the secret compartment.
As Canadians prepare for the holiday long weekend, we’d like to take a minute and wish all of our followers an early Happy Thanksgiving!
With so many on the market now – coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses, honey, white sugar and brown sugar – it is tough to make a decision. Although it’s true that some are less refined, contain minerals, have a lower GI (raise your blood sugar slower), ...
Recently I visited a nutritionist. Truth be told, I haven’t seen one in years. Partially because I didn’t want to take the time, partially because I was scared of what she might have to say. Change can be scary!
Often, preventing low blood sugars during/after exercise requires planning and adjustment of insulin. Even more challenging is when exercise is unplanned, and insulin has already been taken. In this case, extra carbs need to be taken to prevent low blood sugars.
Living with diabetes can often feel like a bit of a numbers game, since you’re constantly trying to balance out blood sugars that are influenced by food choices, stress, sleep, insulin doses, or other medications.
If you work in an office environment, chances are you spend most of your day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. JDRF wants to change that for one hour!
Whether your child is going to a new school or going into a different classroom, it is important for teachers and school staff to understand how to properly manage type 1 diabetes (T1D).