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.
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.
A very special congratulations to our own Christy Vasey who has won the Anschutz Medical Campus Outstanding Administrative Professional COVID-19 Resilience Award. This award most deservingly recognizes Christy’s exemplary actions in response to the pandemic as well as to many other challenges that she has helped to solve or avert on behalf of our BDC Team.
Christy stepped far outside the confines of her job duties and became the glue that held the Center together during extremely challenging times. During the COVID shutdown, she took on a completely new role developing and implementing our building wide COVID health screening program and was instrumental in keeping our building open for well over a year. Christy developed the processes and flow of the program; she recruited, scheduled and trained staff; she monitored quality control and made recommendations to sustain the program over time. She developed new processes as circumstances changed and sent clear detailed communications to keep everyone informed and compliant. As campus began opening up and staffing pressures increased, she masterfully negotiated between BDC divisions and other departments with space in the building to keep the front door trained and fully staffed.
In addition to the screening program and her regular duties, she solved access issues, insured that outside deliveries made it to the appropriate person, and became the point person for building facilities and custodial needs. When the labs had a massive leak that threatened equipment, Christy sprang into action. She successfully produced a virtual seminar series, revamped our mail delivery process in the basement and more. As she transitions back to the Executive Suite, her knowledge is still relied on by everyone in the building. The Barbara Davis Center clinical, clinical research, and basic research operations owe a huge debt of gratitude to the efforts of Christy Vasey. Congratulations Christy!