Diabetes guidelines published amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Editor
22nd May 2020
Coronavirus, Good practice Type 1 diabetes

A new central reference site designed to provide recommendations and guidelines for people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched.

The aim of CoronavirusDiabetes.org is to target protective behaviour changes and provide information specifically tailored for people with diabetes.

The JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance brought together leaders of the global diabetes community to develop the recommendations in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The suggested guidelines have been endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, Harvard Medical School and The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).

In a joint statement CEOs Aaron Kowalski and Thom Scher of the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance said: “With the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus adding new challenges, fears and uncertainties, it’s critical to provide people with diabetes and their loved ones with these recommendations from some of the most trusted medical professionals in our field.

“Together, we can tap into the power of the global diabetes community to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.”

Along with the list of recommendations, coronavirusdiabetes.org includes a variety of other articles, downloadable graphics, videos and links to additional resources provided by JDRF, Beyond Type 1, and other partners.

The website is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Bulgarian. The downloadable recommendations are also available in Turkish. Social graphics in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese are available in the Partner Sharing Kit.

The JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance, established in 2019, is an innovative partnership designed to amplify each organisation’s strengths and provide greater support for those impacted by type 1 diabetes.

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