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Table 1

Pediatric diabetes during COVID-19

NeedsRecommendations
• Prospectively collected, longitudinal, retrievable public data on new-onset incidence trends, new-onset patient characteristics, and acute and long-term disease outcomes • Collect data for children with type 1 AND type 2 diabetes following established guidelines for epidemiologic data collections and support rigorous peer review (30) 
• Examine effects of obesity and prediabetes 
• Improve data collection for racial and ethnic minority populations 
• Thoughtful interpretations of emerging data reports, including thorough peer review • Contextualize data to inform childcare decisions, including return to school and extracurricular activities 
• Provide a clear and unified voice for pediatric-specific diabetes concerns at the level of national and international organizations and public health messaging 
• Multidisciplinary care and support including mental health and social work access • Offer guidelines on care delivery using remote technology, including optimal clinic flow and staffing models 
• Provide durable insurance coverage 
• Infrastructure access, including needed hardware, internet services, and data platforms for school and telemedicine • Support virtual school education platforms and alternate ways to provide students with medical and mental health care and nutrition services 
• Advocate for telemedicine platforms that are accessible by all, including communities of lower socioeconomic status 
• Robust pediatric diabetes research funding • Support diabetes federal funding (including Special Diabetes Program durable renewal) 
• Galvanize the volunteer diabetes advocacy and fundraising community 
NeedsRecommendations
• Prospectively collected, longitudinal, retrievable public data on new-onset incidence trends, new-onset patient characteristics, and acute and long-term disease outcomes • Collect data for children with type 1 AND type 2 diabetes following established guidelines for epidemiologic data collections and support rigorous peer review (30) 
• Examine effects of obesity and prediabetes 
• Improve data collection for racial and ethnic minority populations 
• Thoughtful interpretations of emerging data reports, including thorough peer review • Contextualize data to inform childcare decisions, including return to school and extracurricular activities 
• Provide a clear and unified voice for pediatric-specific diabetes concerns at the level of national and international organizations and public health messaging 
• Multidisciplinary care and support including mental health and social work access • Offer guidelines on care delivery using remote technology, including optimal clinic flow and staffing models 
• Provide durable insurance coverage 
• Infrastructure access, including needed hardware, internet services, and data platforms for school and telemedicine • Support virtual school education platforms and alternate ways to provide students with medical and mental health care and nutrition services 
• Advocate for telemedicine platforms that are accessible by all, including communities of lower socioeconomic status 
• Robust pediatric diabetes research funding • Support diabetes federal funding (including Special Diabetes Program durable renewal) 
• Galvanize the volunteer diabetes advocacy and fundraising community 
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