Long COVID and Diabetes

A new study has found that people with type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from the symptoms of long COVID. The finding may be considered unsurprising. The connection between diabetes and COVID-19 has been known since the earliest days of the pandemic. As time passed, it became apparent that the relationship between […]

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. […]

We Asked an Immunologist Your Questions About COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson August 2021 is starting to feel like March 2020 – the COVID-19 delta and other emerging variants are more dangerous than the original virus, but what does that mean? Cases are rising rapidly, are we safe? Do we need to wear masks or […]

Back to School with Diabetes Amidst the COVID-19 Variants

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson This article was published on August 13, 2021. As of Monday, August 23, the FDA has granted the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine full approval for ages 16 and up, with the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) still in effect for ages 12-15 and for booster […]

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 […]

Diabetes Community Survey Shows Drug Costs Still Ranks Highest Access Concern

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Team In early 2021, Beyond Type 1’s advocacy division surveyed almost two thousand people living with or caring for someone with diabetes to determine key healthcare access issues faced by members of the Beyond Type 1 community throughout 2020. While […]

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 […]

Mental Health Check In: Identifying and Processing Trauma

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team Over the past year, we’ve collectively faced an intense and stress-inducing time due to COVID-19. Even with some light at the end of the tunnel approaching due to vaccines, we will each be dealing with and processing the ramifications of […]

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 […]