To the volcano in the Antarctic – along with the pomp!

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Antarctica is called the “harsh continent” for a reason. Its extreme temperatures completely disable batteries, powerful winds break all sorts of mechanisms, and aggressive environmental conditions do not leave fragile equipment the slightest chance for stable operation. When I was preparing for the trip, the question haunted me: how will my insulin pump survive this….

Diabetes and mountains

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Only mountains can be better than mountains! This is a place where people test their strength and look for new adventures. Mountains attract many, and people with diabetes are no exception. In this article, we will talk about Coral Ortega, who has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 16. She and….

How to prepare for surgery for a diabetic patient?

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Surgery without complications in diabetic patients is not a myth. Good blood sugar control before and after surgery has a positive effect on recovery. In general, there are 2 types of operations: Minor surgery : Typically, local anesthesia is used for this type of surgery and the patient recovers quickly after surgery. Usually the patient….

Professor Ohad Cohen talks about the impact of COVID-19 on people with type 1 diabetes

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“MANY PUBLICATIONS HIGHLIGHT DIABETES IS A RISK FACTOR FOR COVID-19 AND COMPLICATIONS. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES? I AM IN DANGER?” What we must remember is that COVID-19 is a new disease, and because it is a new virus, we do not have detailed epidemiological information.what we have seen so….

Dietary Supplements for Diabetes

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Problems with diabetes management can lead people to look for additional products that promise instant results. But not everything is so simple. Due to the direct relationship between diabetes and nutrition, many patients turn to nutritional supplements. A serious influence on the decision to purchase nutritional supplements is provided by advertising, where the positive effect….

Colds and diabetes: 6 tips to get through these days

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Illness has not yet brought pleasure to anyone, especially when it comes to people with diabetes. Managing diabetes on days when you are not well requires a lot of effort. We asked members of our community (people with diabetes) to share their tips for managing diabetes on the days they are sick. Here are 6….

Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Pump Therapy

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3 tips to extend battery life in your insulin pump. If the message “Battery Low” is displayed on the insulin pump, it means that the battery level is less than 10%. In such a case, before going to bed, open the battery compartment with a coin, remove the lithium battery and replace it. One day,….

Pregnancy and the Insulin Pump – Mom with Type 1 Diabetes

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Changing hormonal levels and an ever-increasing need for insulin have turned the usual tasks of managing diabetes into a full-time round-the-clock job. My first pregnancy came when I was 36 and my HBA1c blood levels were perfect. Against the background of tight control of blood sugar levels, I often had hypoglycemia, after which, on the….

Don’t Panic: Physical Activity with Type 1 Diabetes and an Insulin Pump

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PHYSICAL EXERCISES WITH THE INSULIN PUMP “Will an insulin pump limit my ability to exercise?” is one of the most common questions I get asked as a clinical diabetes manager. The MiniMed insulin pump allows you to adjust your insulin dose for short training times and for longer periods of time. Enlite- or Sof -sensors,….

Type 1 diabetes is not a barrier to achieving goals

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The diagnosis came as a complete surprise to Graham, but he set out to prove to the whole world that diabetes is not a reason to give up his ambitions and not an obstacle to success. 3 years after the diagnosis, Graham again entered the national team and took part in the Shotokan Karate World….