Why Smoking and Vaping Make Diabetes Harder

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin While smoking is bad for anyone’s health, its effects on glucose levels, blood pressure, and the heart can also exacerbate both the short and long-term effects of diabetes. Smoking and using e-cigarettes can accelerate the progression of diabetes and heart disease, so quit […]

How Community Health Workers Impact Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin Andrew Briskin joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2021 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Health and Societies. Briskin is an Editor for diaTribe Learn. Two major factors that lead to poor outcomes for people with diabetes are food insecurity and a lack of social support. […]

Here’s Why the CDC Updated their Mask Recommendations (Again)

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson On Tuesday, July 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States issued new masking recommendations amidst increased rates and much more dangerous variants of COVID-19 in the US. There are two big and related reasons why: Masks are the most […]

When You Can Expect to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson We now have two FDA-approved and safe COVID-19 vaccines in the US! So as a person with type 1 diabetes, you may be wondering when you can get yours. The answer? Unclear. It’s all a bit of a logistical mess right now, […]

Get Your Flu Shot Now

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Tom Cirillo Health experts are recommending more than ever that people with diabetes get their flu shot this year to reduce the chances of getting sick with both flu and COVID-19. Learn about your vaccine options, where to get them, and how the flu can affect […]

How Physically Active is Your State? New Data From the CDC

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Jimmy McDermott and Ursula Biba Data from the CDC show that 17% of people in Colorado self-report an inactive lifestyle, up to 48% of people in Puerto Rico The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on adult physical activity by state, showing rates of […]