Type 1 Diabetes Archives - BC Endocrine Research Foundation

Exercise and Blood Sugar Management In Type 1 Diabetes

The general rules for blood sugar management in conjunction with exercise will vary depending on whether you are a type 1 diabetic or a type 2 diabetic. With that in mind this article, the first in a series of two articles, will discuss what is known about the basics of energy metabolism in our bodies, […]


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Introduction to Type 1 Diabetes

Introduction Type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, is caused by the destruction of the beta cells, the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. As insulin levels fall, blood sugar (glucose) rises. The destruction of the beta cells is mediated by the immune system. The trigger for this process is unknown but is felt […]


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Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease refers to illnesses affecting the larger arteries supplying the heart (heart disease including heart attacks and heart failure), brain (stroke) and the legs (gangrene and amputations). These are collectively referred to as macrovascular disease which accounts for 70% of the deaths of people with diabetes. Diabetics also experience microvascular disease which refers to […]


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New Frontiers in Diabetes Research

Introduction In the past year there have been dramatic new findings from clinical research in Diabetes, which will change the way clinical care will be delivered in the next five years. While basic understanding of the disease – that is, what causes diabetes, including genetic, metabolic and environmental causes, is rapidly expanding, there does not […]


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