COVID-19 Vaccines and Diabetes: Vaccine Access Issues for People of Color

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kayla Hui, MPH On April 21, 2021, the Kaiser Family Foundation released updated data that found that Black and Hispanic people received a smaller share of COVID-19 vaccinations when compared to their share of coronavirus cases and deaths. Throughout the pandemic, communities of color have […]

Diabetes + COVID Vaccines: What You Need to Know

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson COVID-19 vaccines are here. If you have diabetes and/or other underlying health concerns, you may have questions about timing, safety, and what to expect. It’s important to remember that having well-controlled diabetes alone does not seem to put anyone more at risk for […]

What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler and Dr. Francine Kaufman Last updated: March 22, 2021 COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in the United States and in many parts of the world. We’re here to answer questions for people with diabetes. Are the vaccines safe? How do the vaccines work and […]

COVID-19: What Your Friends with Pre-Existing Conditions Need You to Know

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson The first few months of 2020 presented a global health crisis not seen in almost a century. When the coronavirus first emerged, wild theories abounded. We didn’t know who was most at risk to get severely ill or die. There was […]

The Latest on COVID: Staying Safe as The Pandemic Surges

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler As COVID restrictions and recommendations shift, what do we know about staying safe with diabetes? How can we protect others and make careful decisions about risk? As the pandemic continues to unfold, states and countries are leading their own initiatives to reduce infection […]

Emergency Changes to SNAP and WIC (Food Stamps) Adjust to Thousands of New Applicants During COVID-19

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Karena Yan SNAP and WIC help connect millions of individuals and families to affordable, nutritious foods. Here are how these programs are evolving Healthy food and nutrition are important not only for managing diabetes but also for the proper function of your immune system. The […]

Embracing Community in Times of Crisis

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Erin McShay Sometimes in life, it takes something bad to happen for us to pause and appreciate how good things once were. I used to think of our lives as before and after our Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Fast forward […]

Front Line Nurse with Type 1 Contracts COVID-19

Sarah Hannigan is a fellow member of the diabetes online community. When I saw she was also a fellow New Yorker, who was putting her own life at risk for us, I just had to reach out and thank her. Sarah tells us about her recent experiences with becoming infected with COVID-19 during the ongoing […]

Supporting Older Adults with Diabetes During COVID-19

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By T’ara Smith With COVID-19 spreading around the world, it’s important to be prepared, not panic, and practice social distancing, especially for people with underlying conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. Though people of all ages are susceptible to contracting COVID-19, older adults […]

The Problem with How COVID-19 Risk Is Being Discussed

This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. By Caroline Levens There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in my county, and I’ll admit it: I’m very worried about the outbreak. Call me crazy as I sit in my apartment with mountains of supplies and food that could easily get me through June, but I’m […]