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.
- Possible Link Connecting COVID-19 and New-Onset Diabetes. Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may lead to new-onset diabetes in healthy patients and patients with pre-diabetes, and cause severe complications in patients who already have diabetes.
- How to inject insulin properly. “Insulin is absorbed into the blood fastest from the abdomen, a little slower from the arms, even more slowly from the legs, and slowest from the buttocks,” “When insulin is injected into sites like arms and legs, more blood sugar variation occurs, especially when these muscles are involved in exercise.” Read more here.
- T1International is hosting its second annual workshop for all the community in support of insulin4all advocacy. All are welcome, and registration is open now.
- T1D Exchange is a proud sponsor of JDRF’s virtual TypeOneNation 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 Hand Disorders: Pointing Out the Problems. If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may be at risk of developing a variety of hand disorders, often grouped under the term “diabetic hand syndrome.” Learn about risk factors, symptoms of, and treatments for these conditions here.
- What Is a Normal Blood Sugar Level? Diabetes treatment aims to bring blood sugar (glucose) as close to normal as possible. What are the normal levels of blood sugar, and how can you achieve them? Find out more.
- COVID-19: Staying Safe at Work. You might be anxious about going back to your job, especially if you have diabetes. Learn about COVID-19 and staying safe at work here.
- Does Your Diabetes Device Bother Your Skin? Diabetes technology is becoming more popular, and for some, so are skin reactions to the insertion and adhesives. Check out these tips and tricks to keep your skin healthy.
- Help Keep People with Diabetes Safe. Telehealth makes diabetes care more accessible for all, but widespread access to telehealth will be threatened unless we act now. Join diaTribe Change in advocating for permanent telehealth reform.
- A Brief History of Insulin. INSULIN KEEPS YOU ALIVE … but how many of us know its origin? Educate yourself on an “A Brief History of Insulin” for a look at how far we’ve come since the creation of therapeutic insulin.
- What goes through the head of any parent whose child is diagnosed with T1D “What are we going to do? How will we pay the hospital? … What did we do wrong?” This Hispanic Heritage Month. Read the incredible and courageous diagnosis story of René. Lea aquí la historia de René en español.
- The Power of the Diabetes Vote. Election Day is about six weeks away. If you’ve found yourself asking “Why should I bother voting at all? My vote doesn’t matter.” NOW is the time to learn why it does! Explore how your VOTE as a person impacted by diabetes can make a difference.
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!
- 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.
- 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.