Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people with diabetes now receive remote care using telehealth. It is important to make sure that people with diabetes have access to affordable devices and technologies. In addition, remote Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services will require new strategies for long-term and effective care. The COVID-19 pandemic has especially impacted underserved U.S. communities that were already disproportionately impacted by diabetes (for example, Hispanic/Latino populations). Historically, these same communities have faced barriers in receiving high-quality diabetes care, including access to DSMES and MNT services, and other diabetes technologies. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute encourages the public to urge the U.S. government to increase access to technologies necessary for successful telehealth care beyond COVID-19.


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