BDC providers strongly recommend the COVID-19 vaccination to all people with T1D, including those who have been previously diagnosed with COVID-19.
People with T1D are prioritized to receive the vaccine in Colorado, thanks to the lobbying led by the JDRF Mountain West Chapter, CDF and BDC.
For details, please visit: jdrf.org/mountainwest/2021/02/11/t1d-covid19-vaccine-distribution-in-colorado/
If you have had a severe adverse reaction to another vaccine, or a history of anaphylaxis, talk with your health care provider prior to signing up for the vaccine.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved retired adult clinic provider, Raymond Gutin, MD (10/25/1935–01/14/2021). In 1962, Dr. Gutin graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He received his medical license in 1965. He was a team physician with the Denver Broncos from 1977–1994 and was presented with AFC Championship rings. He worked in private practice after that and some of his patients followed him to his next place of practice at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC). In 2003, he joined the BDC as a clinical provider working with adult patients with diabetes. He retired in December 2017, however, many of his patients still miss him and inquire as to his whereabouts. He was incredibly active and wanted to contribute even post-retirement. One of the many projects he planned to implement was to lead a seniors’ education program at the BDC, which was supposed to start last year. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic changed all our plans.
Faculty and Staff in the BDC fondly remember him for his humble wisdom, savvy dry humor, calm gentle demeanor, and of course his terrific hair. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. May his soul rest in peace.
Dr. Andrea Gerard Gonzalez is an associate professor of pediatrics at the at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine. After finishing medical school in Mexico City, Dr. Gerard Gonzalez first practiced in a tiny village in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, three hours’ drive from a hospital. She continued her training in diabetes/endocrinology in Miami and San Francisco. In 2013, she joined the Barbara Davis Center to build a program dedicated to special needs of Latinx children with diabetes. Today, this program helps over 100 Latino families affected by childhood diabetes and works closely with the Colorado Latino community to raise diabetes awareness across all age and ethnic groups.
The Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to >7,500 active patients: 4,600 children and 2,900 adults with diabetes from the Rocky Mountain Region as well as receiving national and international referrals. We provide inpatient care to patients with any type of diabetes who are seen at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. We serve remote areas of the Rocky Mountain Region through our telemedicine program. The division also features clinical epidemiology studies including multicenter studies and trials with partners around the world.
Barbara Davis Center serves more than 90% of Colorado children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. According to the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, over the past ten years BDC provided care to 3,222 of the ~3,500 children who were diagnosed in Colorado. Completing more than 20,000 ambulatory encounters per year, BDC is the largest outpatient clinic for patients with type 1 diabetes in the U.S. and possibly the world. BDC professionals include physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers, and a pharmacist dedicated to the special needs of pediatric and adult patients.
The Barbara Davis Center serves as a model for combining basic and clinical investigation.