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.

Some people are extremely vulnerable to becoming severely unwell with COVID-19 and include:

  • pregnant women with serious heart conditions,
  • people with weak immunities or are 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 include:

  • older people (above the age of 70 years),
  • pregnant women,
  • people who live with obesity (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.

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