This blog is dedicated to our friend and colleague, Thomas D. Lund, who passed away on May 27, 2020. Archivist, historian, problem-solver, researcher, Tom Lund, the founding librarian for the Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in 2000, served the hospital for 14 years and then served as Archival Consultant for the Riley Children’s Foundation for 5 years.
Nearly 200,000 US children live with Type 1 diabetes.Diabetes daily management requires regular blood sugar checks, monitored diets, and insulin therapy. Therapy costs and the number of persons affected by the disease both are steadily increasing. Disease prevention and cures are urgently needed.
Wearing masks is an essential tool in the fight against COVID-19. Because children use facial expressions to understand and make decisions about how to act, especially in new situations and with new people, there have been concerns that masking of faces reduces children’s access to some of this important information.