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Let's Chat: COVID-19 and Diabetes Management among your loved ones

"What can people with diabetes and their loved ones do during the COVID-19 pandemic?"

For anyone living with or close to someone with diabetes, the following recommendations are doubly important:1,2

  • Wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Don’t share food, glasses, towels, tools etc.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the crook of your arm when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid contact with anyone showing signs of illness.
  • If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, seek medical advice.

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


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1American Diabetes Association (ADA). Diabetes and Coronavirus [Internet]. [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from:
2International Diabetes Federation (IDF). COVID-19 and Diabetes [Internet]. [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from:


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