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 […]

New Study Shows Greater Risk for Severe COVID-19 Among People with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler New results from the CORONADO study reveal that one in five people with COVID-19 and diabetes die within 28 days of hospital admission. The main predictors of severe illness are older age and diabetes complications.  In May, the CORONADO study revealed that one in ten people with […]

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, […]

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 […]

Person with Type 1 Diabetes in the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Zoe Cook Here’s the quick version for all of those who don’t have time to read my full experience below — I trialed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and *spoiler alert* had a great experience. If you had asked me ten months ago where I thought […]

Did a Virus Trigger Your Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease– that is, a disease resulting from the immune system attacking the body. In the case of type 1 diabetes, the immune system mistakenly attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, and without insulin-producing beta cell function, one develops type 1 diabetes, and quickly. Researchers still […]