Preliminary Findings of T1D Exchange’s Population Health Surveillance Study of COVID-19 in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Published in Diabetes Care
Preliminary results of our population health surveillance study, “Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19: Preliminary Findings from a Multi-Center Surveillance Study in the United States,” were recently published in Diabetes Care, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Diabetes Association. The study focuses on individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are suspected or confirmed to have contracted Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is the first U.S. based, multi-center study to examine patient characteristics and adverse outcomes among individuals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
A Message from Our CEO
We are deeply saddened to observe the recent needless loss of innocent life of George Floyd, and the pain it has inflicted on communities throughout our country. While we have recently been focused on the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, including its disproportionate impact on people of color, this recent tragedy has only exacerbated these challenges.
The Role of Non-Profits and Telemedicine in T1D Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Individuals with diabetes type 1 are impacted by significant injustices, geographical disparities, and inequities. These are difficult truths – but not ones we have to be resigned to.
Check out this fascinating dive into the potential of virtual clinics, telemedicine, and innovative nonprofit strategies from one of our partners at The Helmsley Charitable Trust.
T1D Exchange Announces Population Health Surveillance Study of COVID-19 in Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes
T1D Exchange today announced the launch of a population health surveillance study of individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are suspected or confirmed to have contracted Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The results of the study will be used to better understand the etiology and potential outcomes in COVID-19 patients and inform future clinical quality improvement activities to better respond to the global pandemic.
T1D Exchange Coordinates With Local Authorities to Provide Hand Sanitizer and Medical Supplies
With the COVID-19 coronavirus continuing to spread and disrupt daily life, supply chains and medical operations, there is an increasing need for access to vital basics such as hand sanitizer. Through an ongoing partnership with MassBio, we were able to answer the call – along with numerous other organizations – as to how we can …
Evidencia en el mundo real: Qué significa y por qué es importante para la diabetes tipo 1
Las personas que viven con diabetes tipo 1 aprenden en muchos aspectos a ser científicos e investigadores de sus propias…
Real World Evidence: What It Means and Why it Matters for Type 1 Diabetes
People living with type 1 diabetes learn, in many ways, to be research scientists and investigators of their own lives. We learn how slices of pizza or a plate of spaghetti affects our blood sugar, and how to mediate those effects with multiple boluses of insulin or a long-lasting dose. We discover precisely how much sugar we need to stay steady during an intense workout session.
In doing so, we begin to learn about the meaning and applications of real-world data and evidence. Modern medical and scientific research takes several different approaches to investigation, from randomized, controlled clinical trials to longitudinal, observational studies that examine how people live with various conditions and therapies in the real world.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus: A Primer for People With Type 1 Diabetes
The most widely-reported and potentially momentous story of the moment is the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, a respiratory pathogen that has already infected at least 100,000 people around the globe and killed at least 4,300.
T1D Exchange Study: Sleep Loss Reported as Most Frequent Daily Hurdle in Life with Type 1 Diabetes
Research on type 1 diabetes often centers on its health impacts, but people with type 1 diabetes have long said that such research only paints half of the picture, and that there are many more hidden costs to life with the condition.