Jun 5, 2020 | ubcnewsworld |
Recommendations for diabetes during the COVID-19 Pandemic Marjorie's Fund joined a global effort to reduce risk for people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance, Marjorie's Fund is sharing recommendations for people with diabetes during COVID-19, aiming to curb the spread of coronavirus and protect those most vulnerable. Together with the world's leading diabetes organizations, Marjorie's Fund is sharing guidance on COVID-19 prevention recommendations for people with diabetes. The recommendations on coronavirusdiabetes.org were created by the JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance and are also endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, Harvard Medical School and The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. While not everyone with diabetes - Type 1 or Type 2 - has the same level of risk, the recommendations target broad changes in behavior from everyone in the diabetes community to protect those members of the community who are the most at risk. Marjorie’s Fund Co-Founder, Jason C. Baker, MD states, "As people with type 1 diabetes, we are indeed at a slightly higher risk of getting COVID-19, and as is the case with any infection, diabetes gets harder to manage when you are sick." It is estimated that 463 million adults worldwide are living with diabetes. To reach this vast network, a global digital campaign has been launched with the help of partner organizations around the world. The coronavirusdiabetes.org website and campaign materials are available in Spanish, English, French, Turkish and more, with a goal of translating into as many languages as possible. Marjorie's Fund is honored to join this global diabetes community which the JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance has unified with the information presented on coronavirusdiabetes.org. Marjorie’s Fund works to fill critical gaps in diabetes education and psychosocial support, improve healthcare access, and promote increasing economic self-sufficiency to ensure sustainable access to diabetes treatment and testing supplies. Marjorie’s Fund develops and implements programs that focus on three areas: healthcare access, diabetes education, and economic empowerment. Learn more about diabetes and COVID-19 at: coronavirusdiabetes.org
To help reduce risk for people living with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marjorie’s Fund joins a global health effort, alongside the JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance, to share recommendations.