We need to change the way we eat, not just what we eat but the reasons behind eating it as well.  North Americans tend to treat food as fuel, which it is, but it has other functions as well; it can help rebuild tissue, balance hormones, promote brain function, and prevent or fight disease.  We need to provide nourishment and bolster regular body functioning as well as provide energy to our bodies and we will see how this means looking beyond fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Read More

Things have changed drastically with regards to the physical ability and longevity of persons living with Type 1 Diabetes. With the advent of home/portable blood-glucose monitors, the risks of complications during or after exercise have been severely reduced. Though it has yet to be shown that exercise can help maintain blood glucose levels as it can in persons with Type 2, regular activity still offers all the regular health benefits for those with Type 1 With caution and diligence with a set of specific safety measures it is possible to be an elite athlete and live with Type 1 diabetes. Read More

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