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Diabetes

What Are The Risks?

Diabetes is associated with more severe cases of COVID-19, especially for patients with diabetes-related health complications.

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What Should I Do Differently?

It is important to maintain healthy habits while staying at home, including eating well and exercising indoors, checking your feet for poor circulation or numbness, and trying to reduce stress (in order to manage blood sugar level).

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Medication Shortages?

Currently, insulin supplies from leading manufacturers are NOT being impacted by COVID-19. Visit InsulinHelp.org if you or a loved one needs help accessing insulin.

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What If I Get Sick?

The CDC recommends reaching out to your doctor if you suspect you have COVID-19 in order to assess next steps.

If quarantined at home, keep in regular communication with your doctor. You may need to check your blood sugar levels more often, and/or adjust medications. It is also important to stay hydrated.

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What Else Should I Know?

Currently, there does not seem to be a difference in risk for COVID-19 in people with Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes. Both are at a higher risk of serious health complications.

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