Weekly Resources for People with T1D – 9/18/2020

Everything you need to know this week about type 1 diabetes, 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.

We’re taking the opportunity each week to share some of those resources 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.

  • T1D Exchange is a proud sponsor of JDRF’s virtual Type One Nation Summit on 9/26! This virtual summit is perfect for all the T1D community. The summit is free to attend, so make sure you reserve your spot today! https://bit.ly/2G9TSUx

Diabetes Self-Management

  • Do you struggle to button your shirt or tie your necktie? Does your shoulder hurt more at night while you’re trying to sleep? If so, you might be experiencing a painful — yet common — condition called Frozen Shoulder: Find out more here.

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  • Semglee, A Low-Cost Basal Insulin, Comes to the US. Semglee, a new basal insulin option, is now available in the United States. A more affordable alternative to Lantus (insulin glargine) will cost $148 for five pre-filled insulin pens. Learn more here.
  • The diaTribe Foundation Solvable Problems in Diabetes 2020 will highlight four extraordinary physician-researchers from England who are leading groundbreaking discoveries on the frontlines of several interrelated epidemics. Join on Tuesday, 9/22 at 11:30 am ET for focus sessions on technology and time in range. Register Here: https://bit.ly/356zVbN.

Diabetes 101. It’s back to school time. It might be a bit difficult to explain to teachers how diabetes affects your day-to-day. Here’s what we think teachers should know.

College Diabetes Network

  • Glucagon’s Upgrade: Saving Lives and Providing Hope. Low blood sugar is a part of T1D – and the pressure to correctly administer glucagon in an emergency can be scary for a lot of T1Ds and their loved ones. Marlon blogged about how new glucagon innovations help him feel more in control. Check it out!
  • Dealing with Lows 1,800 Miles from Home. Rafael Trevino blogged about how he handles lows living 1,800 miles away from home and gives some great advice to other students who may be struggling with the transition to campus.
  • Join CDN for the 3rd webinar in ‘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.
  • This Hispanic Heritage Month it’s important to address how the lack of easily accessible mental health services is impacting Hispanic and Latino populations in the US. Learn about these disparities through a chat our team had with Rosalie, from Salud America here.
  • For everyone heading back to in-person work and school, check out this comprehensive Work + School Safety Guide, with links out to many resources.
  • We still wear masks because we know that together, we can keep the most vulnerable among us safe until we’re all safe. Studies show that when everyone wears a mask, the transmission of COVID-19 is significantly reduced. Head to CoronavirusDiabetes.org for more info. #BigLittleChanges.

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!

  • 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.

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  • 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.
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