Diabetes and COVID-19

When people with diabetes do not manage their blood sugar levels well, they can have more trouble fighting off illnesses, like COVID-19. Because of this, people with poorly controlled diabetes are more likely to become very ill or die if they get COVID-19.

What You Can Do

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Make sure to monitor your blood sugar regularly and take your medications as directed.

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Contact your provider to help you get an emergency supply of medications.

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Follow your healthcare provider’s advice about healthy eating and increasing physical activity.

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Stop smoking, including vaping and e-cigarettes, as these can make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

What You Can Do