Weekly Coronavirus Resources for People with T1D – 7/24/2020

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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.

  • 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.

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.

  • Take a look at this Instagram post reminding our communities to practice vital basic behaviors.

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.

  • 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
  • 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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•Our mission
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If you missed it, please click here and here to know more about T1D Exchange and our growing community.

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 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.
  • 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.

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