Updated: 4 days ago
COVID 19 and Diabetes
Basics you need to know :
People with diabetes developing COVID 19 are at increased risk for complications and mortality.
General precautions to prevent COVID-19 infection are critical for people with diabetes and their families. Patients with multiple co-morbidities (hypertension, obese) need extra caution.
Continuation of good dietary practices, safe physical activities and regular glucose monitoring must be encouraged.
Continuity of care through avenues such as telemedicine services or virtual consults should be maintained. This also reduces exposure risk.
People with diabetes who develop COVID-19 should continue their routine medications unless illness is severe.
For those patients admitted in hospital insulin may be required to achieved good glycemic control.
Closely monitor glucose levels after recovery from COVID -19 as glucose control may worsen after.
Contact your physician if there is any doubt.
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4 ways to use this information for better health
Avoid sugars and refined grains. Instead, eat fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats (a sensible, plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet).
Let your body burn fat between meals. Don’t snack. Be active throughout your day. Build muscle tone.
Consider a simple form of intermittent fasting. Limit the hours of the day when you eat, and for best effect, make it earlier in the day (between 7 am to 3 pm, or even 10 am to 6 pm, but definitely not in the evening before bed).
Avoid snacking or eating at nighttime, all the time.
Put the focus on food quality and healthy lifestyle practices to attain a healthy weight.
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