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Looking for in-depth information on diabetes management? Look no further than Diabetes Deep Dives, our video series that goes beyond the surface to explore the burning questions you have about diabetes. Our engaging experts, who have knowledge or lived experience on the topic, provide practical tips and tools that you can easily use. Our goal is to share information in ways that will spark continued interest and learning and leave you with practical tips and tools that you can easily use. 


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Episode 1 | Menopause and Diabetes

Dr. Alice Cheng explores the connection between Type 1 diabetes, menopause, and sexual health, including the influence of hormones on blood sugar levels, strategies for managing fluctuations, and options for symptom management. She also addresses additional health considerations during and after menopause, the impact of diabetes on sexual health, and available treatments for related issues.


Episode 2 | Diabetes Research

In this episode, Dr. Brandy Wicklow discusses diabetes research models, how individuals with diabetes can participate, and expectations as a research study participant. After watching, you will be able to identify research models, access resources for diabetes research, understand participation expectations and rights, and make informed decisions about getting involved in diabetes research.


Episode 3 | Carb Counting (Tips & Tricks)

On this episode of Diabetes Deep Dives, our guest speaker Gabrielle Schmid, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who lives with Type 1 herself, will offer her practical advice on navigating counting carbs when enjoying your meals with different ingredients all mixed together.


Episode 4 | DIY Automated Insulin Delivery

In this episode, Dr. Ilana Halperin explains AID, its devices, and the concept of do-it-yourself AID. She also discusses highlights from an upcoming Diabetes Canada position statement on DIY AID, along with the associated research. After watching the video, viewers will understand the difference between commercial and DIY AID systems, the benefits and risks, and know where to find additional information on the topic.


Episode 5 | Exercise, Sport and Diabetes

In this episode, Chris Jarvis, a Former Canadian Olympian, discusses his journey in creating a practical guide to effectively manage diabetes during sports challenges. The episode covers various exercise types, their physiological effects, the advantages of exercise, diabetes management hurdles during training/competition, technological aids for exercise-related diabetes care, and how sports training can foster resilience against diabetes stigma.


Episode 6 | Managing Diabetes in a School Setting

In this episode, two parents share their experience supporting their children after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis, offering a poignant glimpse into their journey. They discuss their child's diagnosis and the lessons they learned while helping them navigate school. By watching, you'll gain insight into the challenges families face and how collaboration with schools is crucial in supporting children with diabetes.


Episode 7 | Unpacking Caregiving

In this episode, Pina Barbieri, social worker and a mother of a young adult who lives with Type 1 diabetes will share with us her experiences raising her daughter, unpack and what it means to be a caregiver, and reframe the concept of “caregiver burnout”. She will also provide tips and strategies to thrive in the face of supporting loved ones with diabetes, using both her personal and professional perspectives. This video is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi.



Episode 8 | Time to Talk Time in Range


In this episode, we will hear from Michelle Chrisp, a registered nurse and community-based Certified Diabetes Educator in Winnipeg, Manitoba with 20 years of experience. Michelle will explain what time in range is and what it means, what the recommended goals for using time in range are, and why time in range is useful and who would benefit from using it. She’ll also walk us through some strategies to work towards achieving the recommended goals for time in range



Episode 9 | What to Expect When Expecting


In this episode, we will hear from Kimberley Hanson, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1997. Kim will walk us through her experience of managing her diabetes while pregnant. She will share was she learned about getting prepared, navigating her healthcare team and medication needs during pregnancy, and what to expect in the post-partum period. She will share practical tips and resources for people who live with diabetes and are considering having a baby. 


These videos are for educational purposes only. The content discussed in this video is not intended to be medical advice and, to the extent that medical advice is required, you should consult with a qualified medical professional. The information discussed in this video cannot replace consultations with a qualified health-care professional to meet your individual medical needs.

The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Diabetes Canada.

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