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Type 1 diabetes is complicated, and the topics that are meaningful and relevant for better coping and management require specialized expertise. To that end, we've pulled together a wide variety of articles from experts as resources for you to reference.

  • Choosing your new infusion set: why one size does not fit all

    Choosing the right infusion set is one of the most important decisions1 you can make for a successful pumping experience. No two pumpers are built the same, and insulin pump infusion sets are not one size fits all.

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  • Thinking of disconnecting from your insulin pump?

    Those of us who wear an insulin pump receive a pulse of rapid acting insulin approximately every 3 minutes, also known as our basal rate. Our pump is programmed to deliver this “background” insulin, and when programmed correctly, this keeps blood glucose in check around the clock, independent of bolusing for food intake.

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  • When one of you has it & both of you live with it, who’s Diabetes is it?

    Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE Family therapist, Type 1 since 1961

    Living, Loving & Sharing

    Living with diabetes is definitely challenging: all the things one has to do every day to keep everything in balance – it’s exhausting! Managing it and managing to have a life - it’s a lot of work and it takes courage and determination to keep it going all by yourself.

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  • Analyzing your blood glucose patterns using software.

    The Logbook is the most popular and recognized report for analyzing diabetes control.

    Tips for analyzing your blood glucose patterns*: • Use the colour coded low and high blood glucose readings to find your patterns. • Low blood glucose changes are the 1st priority for safety always. • Look at 7-30 days maximum when trying to see patterns of recent control. • Make only one change at a time and use the lowest change variable possible (except when correcting significant low patterns).

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  • Leaving home and doing it “Diabetes Right”

    Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE Family Therapist, Type 1 since 1961

    Graduating from high school is no doubt one of the most exciting times in a teenager’s life. In a few months, you’ll be leaving home to go away to school. It’s a big, incredibly awesome transition, and for the first time you’ll actually be living on your own for an extended period of time. And if you have diabetes, it means that you’ll have to be prepared to start managing most of it on your own.

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  • Celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes

    Lorraine Anderson, RD, CDE, Clinical Manager, Animas Canada

    Did you know that people with Type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of having celiac disease as well?

    The odds are five to seven times greater than the general population. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition causing an inflammatory state of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals and resolves...

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