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While the death toll is rising as the virus spreads, we expect the death rate—the number of people who die from the virus—to go down as we get better at detecting and treating it.
A: People with diabetes are more likely to have serious complications from COVID-19. In general, people with diabetes are more likely to have more severe symptoms and complications when infected with any virus.
Based on what the CDC is报告.at this time, people with type 1 or gestational diabetes might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a new disease, we don’t know as much as we’d like to about how underlying medical conditions increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
It’s important to remember that people with either type of diabetes can vary in their age, complications they’ve developed and how well they have been able to manage their diabetes. People who already have diabetes-related health problems are likely to have worse outcomes if they contract COVID-19 than people with diabetes who are otherwise healthy, whichever type of diabetes they have.
Q: Do I need to worry about DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis)?
A:When sick with a viral infection, people with diabetes do face an increased risk of糖尿病酮症酸中毒（DKA），常见于1型糖尿病的人经历过。
DKA可以使其挑战来管理您的液体摄入和电解质水平 - 这在管理败血症方面很重要。败血症和脓毒性休克是一些具有Covid-19的人的一些更严重的并发症experienced.
Q: Is COVID-19 different from the seasonal flu?
Q: What are the symptoms and warning signs I should be watching out for?
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
A:If you fell like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.
- Be clear on your symptoms (for example: are you nauseated? Just a stuffy nose?)
A:If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attentionimmediately. In adults, emergency warning signs include:
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Bluish lips or face
A:For people with underlying health conditions, including diabetes, healthy family members in the household should take steps as if they were a significant risk to them. For example, they should be sure to:
- Wash their hands frequently, especially before feeding or caring for the vulnerable person.
新冠肺炎and Insulin Accessibility
A:领先的制造商正在报告Covid-19是不是having an impact on their current manufacturing and distribution abilities for insulin and other supplies at this time. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates should anything change. If you are struggling to pay for insulin or know someone who is, the ADA has resources to help—visitInsulinhelp.org..
Q: Can patients self-test using blood glucose meters labeled for home use while they are in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A:Yes. The FDA recognizes that home-use blood glucose meters may be an option to provide relief and support to health care professionals in hospital settings seeking to reduce interactions between patients and health care providers, thereby limiting exposure to COVID-19, and conserving personal protective equipment (PPE), whenever possible.
In addition, some home-use blood glucose meters have built-in wireless data transmission capabilities, which can facilitate remote patient monitoring. Therefore, the FDA encourages hospitals to consider policies to allow patients to self-test using home-use blood glucose meters, which may include using patients’ own home-use blood glucose meters or providing a home-use blood glucose meter when patients are admitted to the hospital. Using strategies where patients in the hospital may check their own blood glucose, while allowing wireless access to results by health care professionals, may limit the direct contact and reduce risk of passing on the virus preserve PPE.
A:In considering whether patients should to check their own blood glucose using home-use blood glucose meter, health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients will take into consideration the availability of other equipment in their hospitals to get timely and accurate blood glucose readings that can be easily transferred or logged into the patient’s medical record. Health care providers will also take into consideration whether the patient is well enough to properly conduct their own self testing and is comfortable with using a new type of home-use blood glucose meter, if one was provided by the hospital. While a patient may be used to getting blood glucose readings using their own meter, they may not be as successful using an unfamiliar model.
A:Yes. Self-management of diabetes by a patient using their own devices, even in a hospital setting, is consistent with device labeling.
Q: Can disinfectants be ingested as a preventive measure?
A:The answer depends on many factors related to both your health and your particular job. The type of work you do and whether you are able to reduce risk by things such as wearing PPE, working behind a plexiglass shield, working outside or staying far away from others will all factor into your risk of exposure. The ADA recommends that you consult with your diabetes care team to make your decision. For more information on your risk and your options, visit our工人常见问题. For employment resources including a sample physician letter requesting reasonable accommodations and a letter to employers, visit our了解您的权利：Covid-19page.
Q: I live with diabetes and I am afraid of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. What are my rights at work?
A:A reasonable accommodation is defined as any change to the application or hiring process, to the job, to the way the job is done or the work environment that allows a person with a disability who is qualified for the job to perform the essential functions of that job or enjoy equal employment opportunities. Reasonable accommodations, as the name implies, must be reasonable—which means they cannot pose an undue hardship on your employer. Learn more about reasonable accommodations in themanbetx客户端美国糖尿病协会合理的住宿概况表.
Q: My job cannot be done with telework. Do I have any other options for reasonable accommodations?
A:As communities and businesses continue to open, many people are looking for ways to resume some daily activities while staying as safe as possible. While there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of infection, understanding the potential risks and prevention measures available will help you to protect yourself and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Is COVID-19 spreading in your community?
- Will you have a potential close contact with someone who is sick or anyone who is not wearing a mask (and may be asymptomatic)?
In addition, risk levels vary dramatically depending on the specific activity and community. That’s why it’s important for you to consider your own personal situation and the risk for you, your family and your community before venturing out. The CDC provides additional guidance here.
A:一般来说,你更紧密地与对方交流ers and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. Activities are safer if: