An estimated 1.5 million people are living with type 1 diabetes in the United States.
Type 1 diabetes demands a constant, tedious balancing act of insulin, activity and food. And even when everything is done perfectly, blood sugar levels can still be way off target.
To add to the challenge, the daily management necessities of type 1 diabetes are not well understood by the public, school personnel, work environments and many health care settings. This can result in feelings of discrimination and frustration on the part of people living with type 1, their families and advocates.
With the rapidly increasing prevalence of this lifelong condition, we will be seeing more type 1 diabetes in the outpatient and inpatient settings. Diabetes educators will need to play a vital role in educating colleagues about type 1 and serving as advocates across the care continuum.
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Rates of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth , 2017 – Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens
UCSF Diabetes Education Online Teaching Center – a fantastic free resource from UCSF that provides educational resources for people and families living with type 1.
NIH Clinical Tools and Patient Education Resource Center terrific online resource that allow users to search for content based on language, topic, disease state and more. All resources are free and can be reproduced.
American Diabetes Association Type 1 Resource Page – Lots of helpful information and links for people with type 1.
Juvenile Diabetes Resource Foundation – an organization dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Excellent resources and cutting edge information.
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet – screens thousands of relatives of people with type 1 diabetes annually and conducts prevention studies with those at highest risk for the disease.
Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY Study) seeks to uncover factors that may increase development of type 1 diabetes
Diabetes, Don’t Sugar Coat It Slide Presentation – this talk is created by Micayla Dollinger and is intended for 6-12 grade students to get them activated about diabetes prevention.
FREE Quizzes Page – Test your diabetes knowledge on topics ranging from language, to medications, to prevention to gut bacteria and more!
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