OUR WORK CONTINUES
This pandemic is pushing us to find new ways to care for each other. We are embracing creative solutions that allow us to continue to safely provide for our community, both locally and around the globe. While physical distancing will end at some point, the solutions and tools we put in place today will expand our reach into the future, providing vital information and resources for our diabetes community.
We understand that not everyone is in a position to donate right now. However, for those of you who are able, we have started a Diabetes Emergency Response Fund to ensure that we continue to care for our community. Our goal is to raise $75,000 and donations will support efforts in five areas:
Continue to provide diabetes emergency response services.
Improve resources and technology to better facilitate remote patient visits, education classes, meetings, and collaboration with research partners and subjects. These improvements, put into use immediately, will continue to expand our reach when this crisis is over.
ESTABLISH A HELPLINE FOR INFORMATION ON COVID-19 AND DIABETES IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH.
Launching a new study, entitled: Living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, in an effort to better understand the impact and experiences people with type 1 diabetes, a designated high-risk pre-existing condition, are having while navigating this global health crisis.
Support our staff during this challenging time. Our work is built on the high-quality staff that work in every area and it is vital that we retain these talented individuals through this crisis.