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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Covid-19 has been declared as a serious public health threat – people with serious chronic medical conditions such as diabetes are at a higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms and complications.
The ADA encourages people with diabetes to follow the guidance of the CDC and review how to manage sick days and protect yourself. If there is a prevalence of COVID-19 in your community, take extra measures to protect yourself such as practising social distancing.
Make a plan before you get sick
If you begin to develop symptoms, call your doctor:
Pay attention for the COVID-19 symptoms, if you feel like you are developing the symptoms, call your doctor. The symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath and fever.
When you call your doctor:
For more information about COVID-19 and diabetes, follow the ADA’s guidance and recommendation. These can be found here.
This article has been written using the information provided by the CDC and the ADA.