Type 1 diabetes and Covid-19

Editor’s comment: It’s been interesting to see how friends, family and business contacts have taken on board information about the current spread of the Coronavirus. Some think it’s all an exaggeration. There is a lot of information, misinformation, fear-mongering as well as virus-denying going on. The main thing is to stay informed and be sensible. Here is a short collection of online resources. Stay well. If you have not done so already, now might be a good time to reassess your Sick Day Rules. See our Need to Know article in a recent issue of Desang Diabetes Magazine in the link below. – Sue Marshall

NEED TO KNOW: Ketones and Sick Day Rules

About diabetes and Covid-19
Dan Howarth, Diabetes UK’s Head of Care says, “Coronavirus or COVID-19 can cause more severe symptoms and complications in people with diabetes. If you have diabetes and you have symptoms such as cough, high temperature and feeling short of breath you need to monitor your blood sugar closely and call the NHS 111 phone service. People with diabetes who don’t experience symptoms and have recently travelled to any of the affected areas need to follow information on the NHS and the gov.uk websites, which are updated regularly and are the most up-to-date source of information available.” Read more here: DiabetesUK/coronavirus

For more information from Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF, click here: JDRF/coronavirus

FURTHER INFORMATION

About predicting the spread (a look at the maths): Article from the New York Times online

About travelling: Article from Slate.com

 

 

 

 

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