Coronavirus and Diabetes
This mini-topic is primarily aimed at supporting healthcare staff provide first-line advice and support to people living with all types of diabetes during these challenging COVID-19 times.
People, who are extremely vulnerable to becoming severely unwell with COVID-19, need to be shielded by staying at home at all times until at least the end of June.
These people may include:
- pregnant women with serious heart conditions,
- people with weak immunities or on immunosuppressant therapies (such as those living with whole organ transplants, cancers, HIV, etc.) and
- people living with existing medical conditions (such as rare diseases/inborn errors of metabolism, severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, COPD, etc.)
Others who are also at an increased risk, but do not require shielding include:
- older people (above the age of 70 years),
- pregnant women,
- people who are very overweight (BMI > 40) or
- those living with long-term medical conditions (such as any type of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, etc.)
They are encouraged to be vigilant and strictly follow the same advice given to the general population.
Even though lockdown is being eased in the UK, it is still vitally important to maintain social distance, wear a face mask when social distancing is difficult, wash/sanitise hands frequently and for everyone to stay at home as much as possible.
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PLEASE NOTE: This topic is updated frequently as the COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving... last updated: 09.07.2020