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Mental Health: Diabetes & Pandemic Burnout 2022
Editor's Note: I often advocate for not just my daughter's health and safety, but the general diabetes community as well. This post focuses on my personal experiences and beliefs and indeed includes my educated opinions derived from thorough research from sources I've listed below. Many others who do not know me well often feel entitled … Continue reading Mental Health: Diabetes & Pandemic Burnout 2022
What You Should Know About the Delta Variant
This piece was reviewed by ER Dr. Calvin Sun based in New York. Many thanks to him for taking the time to do so as a busy doctor saving lives while enjoying his. Follow him on Instagram @monsoondiaries. As with the previous Covid-19 blog posts, the Delta variant is a fairly new and always developing topic of high concern as this pandemic is far from over. Please read in full and share if you care. Do your best to stay informed independently starting with the resources I've gathered for you here. Mahalo.
Covid-19 Vaccine: Access for All Types of Diabetics of Any Age
This is a constantly developing topic and I will try to update it as best I can as a busy mother of two, managing Coral's T1d and our personal lives. As of 1/17/21, I have contacted the ACIP and POTUS, still awaiting reply, if any, expressing the Type 1 diabetes community's concerns regarding our prioritization of the Covid-19 vaccine. Scroll down to the Further Reading section for details on eligibility as "healthcare workers" (aka Caregivers or Parents) of T1d children. April 2021 UPDATE: Children 12-16 years old now eligible for Pfizer and Moderna's covid vaccines. Access available at most local pharmacies. Check with your healthcare provider for more details or call your pharmacy if not able to schedule an appointment online. 6/15/21 UPDATE: CA has fully reopened leaving businesses in control of mask requirements indoors if any. Delta Variant originating from India has killed thousands there - as with any country w/out access to vaccines and densely populated/no masks. The mutant variant has also dominated the U.K. and is already in parts of the U.S. GET VACCINATED ASAP and remember it takes 5-6 weeks to build full immunity post 2nd shot per epidemiologists.
About That A1C
What is an A1C test? A1C is shorthand for "HbA1C" or glycated hemoglobin. It is a blood test, usually done by finger prick at modern clinics and hospitals, used to diagnose diabetes and asses how well someone is managing their disease. The A1C value is a number that reflects your average blood glucose (BG) over the … Continue reading About That A1C
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