Diabetes & the COVID Threat
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The coronavirus pandemic is presenting new challenges for the 34 million Americans living with diabetes. According to a recent report from the CDC, those with underlying conditions such as diabetes are six times more likely to be hospitalized and are 12 times more likely to die as a result of contracting COVID-19. Communities of color are also disproportionately affected because of underlying socio-economic and health disparities.

At a time when the need for quality, affordable care is critical, how can those with diabetes reach their physicians, and get access to life-saving medications and devices? What policy priorities need to be put in place to ensure that diabetes management tools and resources are readily available and accessible?

The Hill brought together policymakers and health experts for a conversation about effective diabetes care during the time of COVID-19.

 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Beginning at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

 

AGENDA (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

 

1:00 pm VIRTUAL TOWNHALL BEGINS

Featuring:

  • Dr. Anne Peters, Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • Gary A. Puckrein, President & CEO, National Minority Quality Forum

1:15 pm

Featuring:

  • Dr. Robert Lash, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Endocrine Society
  • Dr. Satish Garg, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado

 

1:30 pm SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

Featuring:

  • George Huntley, President, National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council

 

1:40 pm

Featuring:

  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
  • Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO)

 

2:00 pm VIRTUAL TOWNHALL CONCLUDES

 

SPEAKERS

  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Diabetes
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Diabetes
  • Dr. Satish Garg, Professor Of Pediatrics, University Of Colorado
  • Dr. Robert Lash, Chief Professional And Clinical Affairs Officer, Endocrine Society
  • Dr. Anne Peters, Director, Westside Center For Diabetes, USC
  • Dr. Gary A. Puckrein, CEO, National Minority Quality Forum

 

SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

  • George Huntley, President, National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council

 

MODERATORS

  • Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large, The Hill

 

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