Diabetes Handouts & Resources

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For your safety, the information in these handouts and resources should be reviewed with your healthcare provider.

 

Apps and Forgotten Passwords for Glucose Data:

Numerous apps are available to assist those with diabetes. These include apps from companies for specific glucose meters, sensors, insulin pumps as well as third party apps. Most allow patients to view data and/or send reports from the app or from an online cloud service directly to their clinicians. It's important for those with diabetes know how to send reports to clinicians, since not all health authorities have the approval to use "Clinic" clouds (e.g. an online server for the clinician/program that stores the glucose data of just their patients.) 

If app passwords are forgotten: 

  1. If on iPhone under phone settings > passwords > search app name, touch to reveal username and password. (There is no one location in Android phones to access all passwords.)
  2. Or open the specific app, check its settings > user account to learn the email account used to set it up. Use this email address to log into the corresponding cloud service ( Carelink, Clarity, Libreview, OneTouchReveal etc). Click "forgot password" to reset it if can't recall. The email used to set up the app must be used to sign into the online cloud service. Connect with the company IT or rep for help if needed. 
  3. Additionally, although not ideal for the depth of data, a screenshot can be taken and emailed to a clinician. 

 

Login into your cloud server to find glucose reports to provide your educator:

  1. Abbott Libreview - input your username and password into https://www.libreview.com/ 
  2. Dexcom Clarity - input your username and password into https://clarity.dexcom.eu/ 
  3. Medtronic Carelink Personal - input your username and password into https://carelink.minimed.eu/ (use Chrome or Internet Explorer 11). If you need help, watch the video or find instructions  here,or call Medtronic support 1-800-284-4416 .

Classes in the Calgary area:

Diabetes Resources and Handouts

 

Safety

 

Monitoring

 

Management

 

Carbohydrate Counting Resources

Your dietitian and diabetes team will help you decide how to match insulin to carbohydrate. This usually includes counting grams of carbohydrate. The following information and tools will help you to determine the carbohydrate content of foods.

  • Labels: Subtract the grams of fibre from the grams of carbohydrate for the portion on the label.
  • Restaurant websites: Many fast food and other restaurants have nutrient analysis posted online for their products.
  • Diabetes Canada "Beyond the Basics" Tool. Talk to your dietitian as the full tool is not available online.
  • Nutrient Analysis Apps: Visit your smart phone's app store, as there may be hundreds of apps available.  Popular ones include Calorie King and MyFitnessPal. This doesn’t imply an endorsement, or any guarantee of accuracy or ease of use. Please check out any App you would like to use yourself. You may want to search Appcrawlr for reviews. 
  • General carbohydrate estimates. One carbohydrate choice contains 15 grams of carbohydrate (after the fibre is subtracted). Each of the following is one carbohydrate choice: 1 slice of bread or 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked pasta/potato/other starch; 1 medium piece of fruit; 1 cup (250 mL) of milk; 1 tbsp (15 mL) of sugar, jam or honey. A general guideline for the number of carbohydrate choices to eat per meal is 2-4 for most women and 4-6 for most men. For snacks: 0-1 for women and 0-2 carb choices for men.
  • Nutrient Analysis Websites: Canadian Nutrient File (for download), Self Nutrition DataCalorie King  

 

Type 1 Diabetes

 

Diabetes in Pregnancy

 

Insulin Pump Therapy 

Insulin pump preparation - Required Type 1 diabetes review

Diabetes Centre Calgary educators strive to ensure each pump candidate is well prepared for advanced diabetes management prior to starting or continuing on an insulin pump. As part of our program’s criteria for provincial approval, you, along with your diabetes educator, are required to review standard type 1 diabetes education. The handouts containing the required information can be accessed above "Type 1 Diabetes Review (All Documents, large PDF)" under the heading Type 1 Diabetes.

Special considerations

Research Studies

If you are interested in being part of any diabetes research studies please visit the University of Calgary's Clinical Trials Unit website for opportunities: https://www.ucalgary.ca/diabetes-clinical-trials.