Diabetes sufferers may be at higher risk for complications from Covid-19 because some viruses thrive on higher blood glucose levels and those with diabetes already have compromised systems.
Viral infections can also cause inflammation and internal swelling for diabetes patients, according to the American Diabetes Association.
If you routinely check your blood sugar at home, you’ll probably need to do it more often – at least every four hours, including during the night.
If your blood sugar is persistently too high, or if you have symptoms of coronavirus, contact your GP or diabetes team by phone who will help you if you have any queries or if you are unsure about what to do regarding your diabetes.”
Published at Fri, 20 Mar 2020 21:36:00 +0000