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.
- Helmsley Charitable Trust. Before it is too late, explore T1DExchange’s ADA 2020 abstracts, including insight on the Quality Improvement Collaborative and more. View abstract numbers 145-LB, 146-LB, 150-LB, 194-LB, 1111-P, 1174-P, and 1405-P.
- Eli Lilly and Company. Lilly commits Insulin Value Program, featuring a $35 copay card, to suite of affordability solutions for people with diabetes.
- Children with Diabetes. Many of the Friends for Life Orlando 2020 presentations were recorded, and CWD is sharing new videos every week! Watch the videos here and check back every Wednesday.
- The latest results presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference show SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs Jardiance and Farxiga strongly support heart and kidney health. Read the exciting news here.
- Food Insecurity, Diabetes, and COVID-19: What Is Working, and What Can We Do About It? “We do know that food insecurity has increased dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, about 37 million people were experiencing food insecurity in the United States; now, the estimated number is close to 55 million.”
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- Facebook Live Coming Up. Join CD for the 3rd webinar in our ‘Adulting’ with Diabetes Series: co-hosted with Persis Commissariat Ph.D. and Katie Wentzell PNP from the Joslin Diabetes Center. There’s a lot that changes when you become independent – and not all of it is easy. New living situation? New job? New relationship? These experiences can be really isolating when others don’t understand what it’s like to live with diabetes – but it doesn’t have to be this way! Join for an interactive chat and learn from others like you. 9/24 at 4 pm ES. More details about the Facebook live here!
- Back to School Tip Sheet. Find here some good tips as students get settled into their routines (virtual or in-person).
- Study Links COVID-19 to Increased Rates of DKA at Diagnosis in Children. As originally reported from Germany and now in Italy, we are seeing a delay in care for new-onset cases of Type 1 diabetes, resulting in an uptick of DKA at diagnosis. Knowing the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes saves lives. Type 1 diabetes can strike anyone at any age.
- Suicide Risks and Type 1 Diabetes. Research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of suicide than the general population. Learn more about the causes, warning signs, and how to find help here.
- Have you encountered diabetes terminology you were not familiar with or ever wanted a diabetes glossary for friends and family? We’ve got you covered on http://tudiabetes.org! Check out our diabetes terminology glossary here.
- Living With an Invisible Illness During a Pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, it was uncertain how it would impact T1Ds. Today we know that diabetes likely does NOT increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 but underlying factors increase the risk of more severe symptoms. Check out this perspective from March.
- On Wednesday, September 16, TCOYD is hosting a free online workshop and Q&A on heart health, including guidance on a heart-healthy diet.
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!
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).