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.
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.
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
We finally got our new Endo to prescribe us Fiasp! For those who don’t know, Fiasp (fee-asp) is the latest and fastest mealtime insulin manufactured by Novo Nordisk available in a FlexTouch Pen or vial. It is advised that you take the same safety precautions before using Fiasp as you would any other fast-acting insulin … Continue reading Fiasp First Try
It's been a late, wet, and chilly winter for those of us in Los Angeles, California. If you've read our About Us page, you would know that we were used to living in a warmer tropical climate and spent most of our days at the beach. We started using the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor … Continue reading Swimming with T1d