Coronavirus and Diabetes

You will have read information that certain groups of patients are at increased risk from Covid-19 and this includes patients with diabetes.

The best ways to look after yourself are to:

• Follow the guidelines re. hand-washing and reducing the risk of infection in general.

• Try to keep blood sugars stable by reducing stress, eating well and regularly and sleeping well.

• If you test blood sugars, do this regularly.

• If you have any concerns about your diabetes, please contact the practice.

• If you develop a fever, shortness of breath or dry cough and you are concerned about these symptoms, please contact the NHS 111 Service.

Below are links to some information which gives further guidance on what to do if you become unwell, and you have Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes – Hypoglycaemia Explained

Type 1 Diabetes – What to do if you are ill

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes – Hypoglycaemia Explained

Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Type 2 Diabetes – What to do if you are ill