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Who is at higher risk of more severe disease from COVID-19?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

Who is at higher risk of more severe disease from COVID-19? As you will read and hear over and over again those with the most severe health problems are at higher risk, as are the elderly, in terms of suffering more severe disease and higher mortality. A list of the risk factors includes: People aged…

Are the risks different for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

Are the risks different for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Less important than the type of diabetes are factors like the age of the patient, complications and other health issues and how well managed their diabetes is. Those with a greater number and severity of diabetes-related health problems tend to have worse…

I have diabetes and symptoms of Covid-19. What should I do?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

I have diabetes and symptoms of Covid-19. What should I do? If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor and have some additional information ready for him/her. Your last glucose reading and more if possible Have your ketone reading available Be aware of your fluid consumption List all your symptoms Ask any…

Is COVID-19 different from the seasonal flu for Diabetics?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

Is COVID-19 different from the seasonal flu for Diabetics? Yes – COVID-19 is a more serious illness with a higher rate of death and complications than the seasonal flu in – not only diabetics but everyone. Recommended safety precautions for people with diabetes are no different than for the flu with frequent hand washing, covering…

Do I need to worry about DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis)?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

Do I need to worry about DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) and Coronavirus? Experience with diabetes has shown that when sick with a viral infection, people with diabetes do face an increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. This is significantly more common in Type 1 diabetes. Furthermore due to challenges associated with fluid intake and electrolyte levels –…

Do people with diabetes experience a higher rate of serious complications from COVID-19?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

Do people with diabetes experience a higher rate of serious complications from COVID-19? Simply said: yes. People with diabetes do face a higher chance of experiencing serious complications from CV19 and it is understood that generally not only do diabetics in general suffer more severe symptoms but the risk increases the more severe and poorly…

Are people with diabetes more likely to get COVID-19?

By Laurissa | June 20, 2020

Are people with diabetes more likely to get COVID-19? While diabetics are not more likely to get Coronavirus than the general population the issue lies in the fact that they face worse clinical outcomes. Data from China, Italy and elsewhere suggests that people with diabetes had significantly higher rates of serious complications and death than…

Where can I go to learn more about Covid-19?

By Laurissa | June 17, 2020

Where can I go to learn more about Covid-19? Our understanding and awareness of Covid 19 is ongoing, so as we learn more about this virus it will be important to keep up to date from sources you can trust and verify. Check with your doctor or public health official to get the most updated…

What are some General Tips I should follow?

By Laurissa | June 17, 2020

General Tips Clean Your Phone This is important. Always wipe down your phone. You know not to touch your face and to wash your hands, but your phone is likely with you at every step of your day, exposed to an endless stream of germs and a high risk for transmission. And chances are while…

I keep hearing about not touching my face and eyes, but I wear contact lenses. Should I stop?

By Laurissa | June 17, 2020

I keep hearing about not touching my face and eyes, but I wear co contact lenses ntact lenses. Should I stop? No. There’s no reason to stop wearing contact lenses due to Covid 19. But given the concern lately, it’s a good time to remember and be extra careful, developing consistent habits, to always wash…