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As you probably already know, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic on the 11th of March 2020, changing in a short time our entire lifestyle. Taking into consideration that the virus is new, the medical department is discovering day by day pieces of information about its development, what are the exact symptoms, and what might be a cure for it.
However, at this point, there is no certain evidence that people with Type 1 Diabetes are more susceptible to contracting the virus unless their health situation is complicated by other conditions as well. Moreover, JDRF has received no notifications that there are or have been disruptions in the T1D supply chain so far.
If you end up in the emergency room, it is important to mention that you or your loved one has T1D!
It is better to be prepared during this period of time. Make sure to have nearby the following:
Be mindful about the others – stock up for the next 1-2 weeks, not more. Let others have a chance to get access to the necessities as well.
If you are a T1D and you suspect yourself of contracting the virus, it is important to:
If you have any concerns please contact your health care provider.
With so much misinformation out there, be critical with your interpretations and cautious with your sources.
This article was created based on the information discovered up until this point of the pandemic. It will be updated as soon as there is news regarding the virus and its effect on people with diabetes.
Sources: JDFR Australia, JDRF UK, Diatribe, American Diabetes Association, Diabetes NSW.