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Everything you need to know this week about type 1 diabetes and coronavirus updates, in one easy-to-read place!
Researchers, advocates, clinicians, and organizations around the country and across the web have been hard at work, creating resources for people living with T1D to better handle the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
We’re taking the opportunity each week to share some of those resources that may help people get through this challenging time with the help of partners and experts.
We will be sharing the most recent, most relevant behavior change content from Beyond Type 1, JDRF, and more!
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Here are some of the stories to keep an eye on this week.
- diaTribe: Lyumjev, new rapid-acting mealtime insulin, has been approved by the FDA. The insulin is absorbed into the bloodstream and the body more quickly. Read about it here.
- “In the United States, we treat symptoms and we do so as cheaply as possible. We don’t treat the whole person.” – Trustee David Panzirer. Hear how telehealth can enable holistic, personalized care by tuning into this recorded Cecelia Health webinar.
- Medicine Matters: Audit data from ABCD Diabetes confirm improved glucose control and fewer acute complications when people with Type 1 Diabetes use FreeStyle Libre in real-world practice. A study by Harshal Deshmukh, Wilmot Emma, published in Diabetes Care ADA Journals.
As some students, teachers, and administrative support staff are facing in-person schooling, anxieties are high and the diabetes community needs resources and answers from sources they trust.
- CoronavirusDiabetes.org is now available in 7 languages.
- Take a look at this Instagram post reminding our communities to practice vital basic behaviors.
- What Will Back To School Look Like During COVID-19? ‘Back to School’ this year means very different things depending on where you live and what your options are. Check out this Interview on going back to school amidst COVID with Dr. Anne Peters.
- On August 1, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) will be hosting their first-ever entirely virtual conference, geared toward people across the globe living with diabetes, as well as their caretakers and medical professionals. There will also be a HCP component providing CME credits.
Transition to college is challenging for all young adults, but especially so for students with T1D. Are you prepared to support them? We can help. The College Diabetes Network (CDN) has released two key resources aimed at the campus administration.
- Check out this Guide for Disability, Auxiliary, & Accessibility Services, and this Campus Counseling Services Guide.
- The Administrators who would like copies can request them here.
- A fantastic article was published in the Mary Christie Quarterly about the implications of returning to campus while living with a chronic disease; the PDF can be found here.
- T1D friends who live on the Coast of TX, Tropical storm warnings have been issued for a portion of the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass. Consider checking this diabetes emergency plan!
- What happens when language barriers interfere with finding emotional support? Explore the challenges Beyond Type 1 staff member, Mariana Gomez, faced when searching for a therapist after moving to the USA
- Primary care clinicians who have patients with T1D are encouraged to join this Helmsley and JDRF-supported MedIQCME webcast. Learn about insulin pumps and how to onboard interested patients.
- Join JDRF and College Diabetes on July 31 at 3 p.m. for a discussion on preparing and navigating the transition to college life, whether it be virtual, on campus, or a combination. Learn about accommodations, campus life, telling others about T1D, and more!
Here are a few of the most exciting and important resources that we’ve seen about this topic in the last few weeks — we’ll be updating the list regularly as time goes on!
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- Insulin was discovered nearly 100 years ago! Check out this interesting timeline about the History of Diabetes from 1500 BC to today.
The New York Times released staggering data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States regarding the intense racial disparities in COVID-19.
In the US, Black and Latinx people are 3 times more likely to be infected with COVID, and 2 times more likely to die from the disease if infected, than their white counterparts. This is due to the intense systemic racism that has led to a lack of resources and inequitable healthcare, stacked upon long-standing racist policies impacting economics, housing, and more.
- On July 18, Arogya World is hosting a webinar on the impact of COVID on women’s lives, including women as healthcare providers, the issue of unpaid care, and more.
- On August 1, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) will be hosting their first-ever entirely virtual conference, geared toward people across the globe living with diabetes, as well as their caretakers and medical professionals. There will also be a Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) component providing CME credits.
- COVID-19 and type 1 diabetes: Challenges and actions. Check out the crucial findings published by Life for a Child in Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
- Hyperglycemia Predicts COVID-19 Death Even Without Diabetes. Keep reading about the possible links between COVID-19 and diabetes. This new article on Medscape points to a tie between elevated blood glucose – even in those without previously diagnosed diabetes – and risk of mortality from COVID-19.
- The ADA has been advocating for increased COVID-19 testing in underserved communities, as lack of testing availability has been disproportionately impacting people of color, people with diabetes, and lower socioeconomic status communities. Learn more and amplify the call for more accessible testing.
- Starting school and not sure what you need from your school’s health plan? Read through this College Diabetes Network two-page insurance resource. It will get you started with the info you need to know to make the right choice for you.
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- Lockdown and diabetes: perspectives from Zimbabwe: Read this piece about the restrictions and the disastrous impact of COVID-19 on diabetes care in Zimbabwe.
- Check out these vital Coronavirus + Diabetes resources and recommendations to protect those most vulnerable among us.
- Check out this article: At What Cost? The Impact of Diabetes On Your Budget, Part 2. In this new series, dig into the impact that living with Type 1 diabetes has on your money.
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