Weekly Resources for People with T1D – 9/11/2020

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!

Take a look!

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

  • 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.

College Diabetes Network

  • 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! 
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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/


Diabetes Daily



  • 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:


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.
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