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 […]

Rush for COVID Vaccine Hinders Diabetes Tech Advancements

Modern science is amazing. The COVID-19 pandemic, which is still shaking the world as we know it, is quickly getting controlled due to fast scientific progress and the vaccine rollout (in the United States, at least). Having an effective vaccine come to market within a year of the appearance of a novel disease is unheard of; most […]

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 […]

Is COVID-19 Causing a Diabetes Epidemic?

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on into its second year, researchers have discovered a new, disturbing trend: there has been a statistically significant rise in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes diagnoses observed in patients after an experience of severe COVID-19. Even more disturbing is that nearly 14.4% of people who are hospitalized with […]

COVID-19 Vaccine: Experience and Thoughts from the Diabetes Community

We are almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and while it is still causing devastation, there is light at the end of the tunnel thanks to two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, now offering a vaccine. It varies by state but healthcare workers and people over 75 years (over 65 in some states) are the […]

COVID-19 Vaccine for People with Diabetes: What’s Going On?

The COVID-19 vaccine is here, and like most things dealing with the pandemic, the rollout of both the Pfizer-BioNtech and the Moderna vaccines has been a nightmare. The Trump administration’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) released loose guidelines for states to follow in determining how to disseminate […]