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 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.
Osagie Ebekozien MD, MPH, CPHQ Vice President of Population Health and Quality Improvement from T1D Exchange will be one of the speakers at the upcoming National Association for Healthcare Quality national conference.
He will be speaking on the topic “Improving Lives for people with Type 1 Diabetes: Lessons from a National Network”
T1D Exchange, invite you to check out this session and say hello virtually if you are attending this conference.
We are excited to partner with Diatech Diabetes, Inc. to conduct an international survey: “Learning More About Insulin Infusion”!
The purpose of the survey is to ask patients who have insulin pumps and their caregivers how they troubleshoot problems, learn about, and use diabetes technology.
To learn more about Diatech Diabetes, Inc. and SmartFusion, be sure to visit https://diatechdiabetes.com/
- Studies Explore the Question: ‘Has My Insulin Gone Bad?’ We’ve been hearing about delays of medications through USPS. If you suspect it has affected your diabetes meds, we include advice on what to do in this article.
- How the Liver Affects Blood Glucose Levels. Learn all about how the liver works together with the pancreas to regulate blood glucose levels.
- California Rx: State May Dive Into Generic Drug Market. The state of California may develop its own generic drugs to combat soaring prices.
- New Study Will Evaluate a Virtual Clinic Model for Diabetes Care. The Helmsley Trust will partner with the Jaeb Center for Health Research Foundation to study whether access to virtual specialty care can improve clinical and psychological outcomes for people with diabetes. Learn about it here:
- Registration is open now for T1International’s virtual insulin4all Workshop on September 26-27. Check out the line-up of incredible speakers, and get registered today!
- Fourth Major Insulin Manufacturer Enters Us Market With Semglee Launch. Mylan and Biocon Ltd announced that Semglee (a new brand name of insulin glargine, like Lantus) is now available by prescription in the US with a list price of $99 per vial. More about the fourth major insulin manufacturer entering the market and what this means here.
Learn more about the #BigLittleChanges you can make to protect yourself and others at CoronavirusDiabetes.org
- Diabetes itself does not seem to increase the risk of contracting coronavirus. But underlying factors – older age, being overweight, heart or lung conditions, as well as consistently elevated blood glucose levels – do seem to increase susceptibility to coronavirus.
- If a person with diabetes does contract COVID-19, they are more likely to experience more severe symptoms and complications, including diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
- Join us for panel-style conversations with amazing T1D experts and community members! Explore the topics that will be covered and register here.
- September Summits are made possible with support from OneDropToday, RocheDiabetesUS, and XerisPharma.
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!
- A New T1D Exchange Community. For the last 10 years, T1D Exchange has worked with the T1D community to drive change, build connections, and strive for better, longer lives for people with type 1 diabetes. We’d like your help to do more! Welcome – to the New T1D Exchange Community Experience.
- Hurricane Laura caused extensive damages in Lake Charles, Louisiana if you know of any person with diabetes in need of insulin or support, please have them reach out to 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383). Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm ET.
- Making the Most of CGM: Uncover the Magic of Your Ambulatory Glucose Profile. An AGP report combines several days of blood glucose readings into one snapshot. Learn why your ambulatory glucose profile matters and how to interpret the data here.
Med-IQ, JDRF, and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
- How can you best address the special needs of your patients with T1D who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant to help ensure that they and their newborns have optimal outcomes? Check out more here.
The College Diabetes Network
- Managing a new job and T1D? This resource is all about insurance. Make sure to pick the right plan for you. Learn more here
- Trending Clinical Topic: Metformin. Studies exploring its benefits and adverse effects made metformin this week’s top trending clinical topic.
- Do you know someone living with T1D whose main language is not English? We have been translating personal stories and resources for people living with Type 1 diabetes into 6 different languages! Find out more here.
- CoronavirusDiabetes.org is available in 8 languages.
- Type 1 diabetes and COVID-19: Going back to school. Developed by Diabetes School and JDRF Canada, this simple but comprehensive Back to School resource outlines relative risk and steps to take to keep people with T1D as safe as possible in a school environment.
- A New Pancreas and a New Lease on Life. Brandon Mouw LIVED with T1D for 31 years, until his pancreas transplant. We do not often hear about the stories of those who have undergone a pancreas transplant. Explore his journey through this procedure and how he is living his life today.
- The Power of the Diabetes Vote. Over 34 million Americans and their families are impacted by diabetes. Find out how the diabetes vote can make a difference in the specific ways health policy impacts the lives of people with diabetes.
- On August 28, Arogya World is hosting a panel “Will the pandemic force women to choose a career or a family?“.
- On September 1, The diaTribe Foundation is hosting a conversation on “Health Equity: A Framework for Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with Diabetes“.