Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Diabetes—What You Should Know
Living with diabetes is hard work. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has added new challenges, fears and uncertainties.
As COVID-19 has progressed, we have learned that, contrary to initial reports, diabetes itself does not seem to increase the risk of contracting coronavirus. Older age and other correlating factors like high blood pressure, underlying heart or lung conditions, being overweight, or having consistently elevated blood glucose levels seem to have a greater impact on risk.
Not everyone with diabetes faces the same personal risk, but we’re only powerful against coronavirus when we work together. Join us by doing your part. Every action to curb the spread of the virus represents countless infections prevented. The lives of the most vulnerable among us are on the line.
To learn more about actions you can take to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, visit coronavirusdiabetes.org.
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