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.
Recommendations for diabetes during the
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
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 a