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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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Diabetes and COVID-19

Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know at this time, having type 1 or gestational diabetes might increase your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Actions to take

  • Continue taking your diabetes pills and insulin as usual.

  • Test your blood sugar and keep track of the results, as directed by your healthcare provider.

  • Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your diabetes medicines, including insulin.

  • Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions if you are feeling ill as well as the sick day tips for people with diabetes.

  • Call your healthcare provider if you have concerns about your condition or feel sick.

Learn more about diabetes

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