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Let's Chat: COVID-19 and additional Diabetes Management measures

"I have diabetes! What additional measures should I take into consideration during COVID-19?"

  • Be prepared in case you get ill.
  • Keep your contact details up to date.
  • Pay extra attention to your glucose control.
  • If you exhibit flu-like symptoms - raised temperature, cough, difficulty breathing – or if you are coughing up phlegm, seek medical treatment immediately.
  • Infection raises glucose levels and will increase your need for fluids, so ensure you have access to water.
  • Make sure you have enough diabetes medication to last longer than usual in case you can not access a pharmacy when needed.
  • Ensure that you have enough food.
  • Be prepared in case your blood glucose drops suddenly.
  • If you live alone, let a friend know that you have diabetes as you may require assistance if you get ill.

Take extra care with your diabetes management during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, consult with your healthcare professional.

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References:
1American Diabetes Association (ADA). Diabetes and Coronavirus [Internet]. [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: https://www.diabetes.org/coronavirus-covid-19.

2International Diabetes Federation (IDF). COVID-19 and Diabetes [Internet]. [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: https://www.idf.org/aboutdiabetes/what-is-diabetes/covid-19-and-diabetes....

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