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…

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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…

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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