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.
- Penn Researchers Advance Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes. A new Penn Medicine study offers renewed hope for type 1 diabetes patients. Researchers have refined a method of subcutaneous islet cell transplantation in animal models, with the hope of long-term term regulation of blood sugar levels.
- 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
- 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.
- New Type 1 Diabetes Cases Increase During Pandemic. A new study finds that at some locations, more children and teens were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the pandemic’s peak than in previous years. Read the full article here.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Even though we now know more about COVID-19 and its impact on people with diabetes, there’s still a lot for anyone living with a chronic disease to balance. Read this article on what people with preexisting conditions need their friends to know.
- 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!
- 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.”
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!
- 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.