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Exercise Series: Using ExCarbs

Low blood sugars can be a particularly challenging and frustrating part of exercise when you live with diabetes. 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 […]

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Exercise Series: Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You!

Don’t let diabetes stop you! 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. Many people feel like exercise is just one more complicated influence on blood sugars, leading […]

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What is an Insulin Sensitivity Factor?

If you are taking rapid-acting insulin (sometimes called meal or bolus insulin, such as Novorapid, Humalog or Apidra), you educator may talk to you about the option of using an insulin sensitivity factor (ISF, for short) to better control your blood sugars. An ISF tells you how many mmol/l (or ‘blood sugar points’) 1 unit […]

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Is an Insulin Pump for me?

The decision to go on an insulin pump may seem overwhelming- take your time to do your research on the pumps available & always reach out to your healthcare provider for support. An insulin pump is essentially a device that is worn all the time which delivers rapid-acting insulin to cover the background insulin needs […]

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10 Tips for a Successful Vacation with the Insulin Pump

Whether it’s a summer at the cottage, an escape to an all-inclusive resort in the hotter climate, or a simple road trip with friends, it is important to keep some key tips while traveling with the insulin pump. Contact your insulin pump company to request a travel loaner pump. Most of the companies will have […]

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