Together with the world’s leading diabetes organizations, we are sharing guidance on high-impact COVID-19 prevention recommendations for people with diabetes. This is a cause near and dear to our heart as our co-founder, Tim Krauss, has been living with Type 1 diabetes. "Never has it been more important to stay on top of maintaining a healthy blood sugar level, and I really truly from heart believe nutrition is the key to success," says Tim.
It is estimated that 463 million adults worldwide are living with diabetes, and members of the diabetes community are among the most vulnerable to serious complications and death caused by coronavirus. 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.
The recommendations aim to keep the most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 safe until the pandemic has been contained. The recommendations 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 (ISPAD).
Along with the list of recommendations, the website includes a variety of other articles, downloadable graphics, videos and links to additional resources provided by JDRF, Beyond Type 1, and other partners. Organizations and companies looking to help in the effort can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.