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.
- 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“.
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!
- U.S. Patient Perspectives on Telehealth Use for Type 1 Diabetes Amid COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to better understand the benefits and barriers to telehealth use for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- First Immune-Evading Cells Created to Treat Type 1 Diabetes. Salk Institute scientists have made a major advance in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, read more here.
- Free CU Anschutz COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Fuel Diabetes Study. Using a high-quality antibody test produced within their own walls, researchers at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes aim to answer questions about COVID-19’s effect on their patients – including whether SARS-CoV-2 can trigger diabetes type 1.
- New Test May Predict Which Newborns Are Most at Risk of Type 1 Diabetes. A new test does the best job yet of predicting which babies are most at risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, researchers say. Find out more here.
- People of Color: Help us share #BIPOC #Diabetes Voices on access to Technology & Care with decision-makers. What kind of experiences have you had? Fill out this quick 15 min survey from Diabetes Mine here.
- Corona School Daze: Going Back to School (Or Not) with Diabetes. As the school year approaches, families with diabetes are trying to figure out how to navigate returning to school. The best piece of advice, “Make the choice that is right for YOU!”
- Preparing for Natural Disasters During COVID-19. Feel ready for an unexpected wildfire, hurricane, or severe storm? Being prepared for any natural disaster always requires more planning, especially during a global pandemic. Check out this article on how to prepare for the unexpected.
- Stress — Why and How You Should Reduce It. People with T1D must maintain precise blood glucose levels. Stress makes it difficult to manage T1D as it can throw off your daily routine. Check out this piece on what stress means for those living with type 1 diabetes.
- Get questions from students headed back to college? Here’s a valuable read by College Diabetes Network. Learn more: https://coronavirusdiabetes.org
- Need something to binge-watch today or have on in the background while you work? Explore the 9 episodes of Imagine Spotlights hosted by Rob Howe featuring incredible people living with diabetes!
- On August 23, TCOYD is hosting a CME Conference for HCPs on opening two-way communication with patients to improve care.
- On August 26 and 27, The Diabetes Technology Society is hosting a comprehensive virtual summit on Diabetes and COVID-19; registration is free.