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t1D exchange is launching a surveillance study of patients with COVID-19 and 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.

Lately, we are inundated with negative reports and information surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. Fortunately, there is some good news for people with type 1 diabetes. Eli Lilly announced that beginning April 6, 2020, and for $35.00 dollars a month regardless of having a health insurance plan or not having health insurance at all, people with …

The last few weeks have been a harrowing experience for thousands of people around the world. The public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm doctors and hospitals with an alarming number of deaths and infections.

image of a monitor with COVID-19 corona virus

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.

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.

A patient loads insulin for his routine shot.

At least 17 states have passed laws carving out exceptions for pharmacists to fill insulin prescriptions during emergency situations. These legal reforms are seen by some advocates as the first real sign of progress for improved access to insulin in the United States.

Type 1 Diabetes Exercise Study

We wanted to share some information with you about a new research study. The Type 1 Diabetes EXercise Initiative is a 4-week at-home study. We hope that the study will help us learn how blood sugar changes during exercise in people with type 1 diabetes.  If you join the study, you will be asked to …

T1D Exchange is conducting interviews with caregivers of people with type 1 diabetes who are 55 and over in the United States. The interview will be a semi-structured one-to-one phone interview with a diabetes professional to discuss your perspective and experience providing care for adult patients with type 1 diabetes.

Taking care of your type 1 diabetes can extract a heavy mental toll.

As important, but perhaps less broadly publicized than the financial burden, is the daily mental and logistical toll diabetes exacts on patients and families. Diabetes affects more than simply blood sugars - it also disrupts sleep, work schedules, social life, and more.

Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Benefited from CGM Use: Study

The results of the WISDM study, recently presented at the ADA’s 79th Scientific Sessions, examined the effectiveness of wearing CGMs versus blood glucose monitors on hypoglycemia.