People with diabetes developing COVID 19 are at increased risk for complications and mortality.
General precautions to prevent COVID-19 infection are critical for people with diabetes and their families. Patients with multiple co-morbidities (hypertension, obese) need extra caution.
Continuation of good dietary practices, safe physical activities and regular glucose monitoring must be encouraged.
Continuity of care through avenues such as telemedicine services or virtual consults should be maintained. This also reduces exposure risk.
People with diabetes who develop COVID-19 should continue their routine medications unless illness is severe.
For those patients admitted in hospital insulin may be required to achieved good glycemic control.
Closely monitor glucose levels after recovery from COVID -19 as glucose control may worsen after.
Contact your physician if there is any doubt.