Managing Diabetes Care During COVID-19
Madison, Wisconsin - People with diabetes may not be more likely to get COVID-19, but they are at a greater risk of serious illness if they contract the virus. These risks may be even higher if the diabetes is not well-controlled.
Not only does diabetes put people at a higher risk of complications from COVID-19, but the economic slowdown has made it difficult for some Americans to afford life-saving insulin (medication that helps keep blood sugar levels from getting too high) and other diabetes medications and supplies.
UW Health wants the community to know that patients with diabetes should not ration insulin. Doing so can lead to serious health issues, even death. UW Health encourages patients to reach out to their providers with questions or concerns about managing their diabetes during these challenging times.
UW Health addresses these important questions on our COVID-19 website, with resources for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes that includes information about affordable insulin brands and how to manage diabetes during COVID-19.
Date Published: 06/01/2020