At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (a specific virus that causes human and animal disease) was identified as the cause of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread thereafter, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, with quick spread globally, affecting now nearly every continent. Understanding of this novel coronavirus is still evolving.
The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared an international public health emergency. People with diabetes may be more vulnerable to the severe effects of the virus.
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Dearest Friends, Like the rest of the world, we are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. Clearly, we are all gearing up for a new normal and adjusting to its short and long term effects. The Children’s Diabetes Foundation team is now working remotely to maintain our operations and we know that people with T1D and...
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Please see below for the most recent updates regarding the status of CDF’s upcoming special events and fundraisers as they relate to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The safety of our attendees and participants is our highest priority. A letter from Barbara and Dana Davis (click here) A note on donations: Thank you for your support...
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First, don’t panic! Second, wash your hands and don’t touch your face. Third, understand the facts about managing T1D and viral illnesses.
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The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat—and older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, are at a higher risk of experiencing complications and getting very sick from it.