I have diabetes

Diabetes and COVID-19

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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 

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

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

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

Stop smoking, as smoking can make it more likely that you have a heart attack or stroke.