Weekly Coronavirus Resources for People with T1D – 6/05/2020

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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!

Take a look! 

Here are some of the stories to keep an eye on this week.

  • Read Here an Important Message From Our CEO David Walton.
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on African-Americans. New data on the deaths from coronavirus shows the pandemic is impacting communities of color at disproportionate rates. African-Americans and other minorities are more likely to have underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and asthma, contributing to the mortality rate of COVID-19. Click here to learn more.
  • Diabetes psychologist Mark Heyman created these tips to maximize our baseline health during these challenging times.
  • The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has prepared and collected information and resources to assist people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find here an excellent resource on knowing your rights as you go back to or continue to navigate, work.
  • The Diabetes Hope Foundation invites you to their Wellness Wednesday Webinars with T1D Peer Support mentors, to help you stay grounded & connected through COVID-19.
  • TCOYD and The diaTribe Foundation invite you to join the 14th Annual Diabetes Forum for an impactful and sophisticated discussion on the cutting-edge developments in diabetes from key opinion leaders. TCOYD’s 14th Annual Diabetes Forum is happening virtually on Monday, June 15. 

More From the Web.

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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  • A new study recently released by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom showed that people with type 1 diabetes are significantly more likely to die in the hospital setting from COVID-19 than people living with type 2 diabetes.
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  • Find here some ways to set boundaries with loved ones during COVID-19 – without feeling sorry about it.
  • In Mexico, Bien Comer published this interview on COVID-19 and Diabetes with Beyond Type 1 staff member Mariana Gómez.  Encuentra aquí una entrevista muy interesante y educativa sobre COVID-19 Y Diabetes Tipo 1.
  • Co-Founder and Head Coach of Diabetes Strong Christel Oerum created this social media video on how to stay active and healthy while physically distancing.
  • In India, the Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation has created the Blue Circle Buddy Project – a psychosocial helpline for people with diabetes. The resource is available for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their caregivers, around the world. Volunteers are fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil and Punjabi. 

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