What you need to know about the Corona Virus (COVID-19) if you have Diabetes
The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat—and older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, are at higher risk of having serious complications related to the virus.
So far, there is no evidence that the risk of COVID-19 is different between patients with type 1 diabetes vs patients with type 2 diabetes.
People who already have diabetes-related complications (such as coronary artery disease or chronic kidney disease) are likely to have worse outcomes if they contract Corona COVID-19 than people with diabetes who are otherwise healthy.
If you have diabetes, you should take extra measures to reduce your risk of being exposed to the virus. This include: