Type 1 diabetes is different for every individual. Many people have to follow strict regimes in their daily life to manage the disease, which can have a serious impact on their quality of life. The condition has to be monitored so precisely that it often requires sacrificing one’s sense of freedom and spontaneity.
The good news, however, is that diabetes management technologies have improved rapidly in recent years. In the past, patients performed a finger-prick test using a portable glucometer throughout the day to keep track of their blood sugar. Nowadays, many people can use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors to easily check their blood sugar at any time.
The Coronavirus has covered the entire world with fear and uncertainty since early 2020. Its unpredictable nature has resulted in caution, but also careful curiosity towards the emerging COVID-19 vaccines.
Due to this, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of the important information regarding the COVID19 vaccines and how they are likely to affect people living with Type 1 diabetes.
When diabetes is mentioned, most people think about Type 2 diabetes because of the increasing concerns and numerous awareness campaigns over the past decade. However, Type 1 diabetes, which is far less common, potentially life threatening, and can arise for no apparent reason - is often overshadowed.