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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the Coronavirus is a pandemic. Keep up to date with how the Australian government is monitoring and responding to the situation by clicking here. At this time, it is important to be prepared and to not panic. The WHO has listed some simple protective measures against the new Coronavirus such as :
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Australian Government Depart of Health, COVID-19 has been declared as a serious public health threat – people with serious chronic medical conditions such as diabetes are at a higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms and complications.
The American Diabetes Association encourages people with diabetes to follow the guidance of the CDC by clicking here and review how to manage sick days and protect yourself. If there is a prevalence of COVID-19 in your community, take extra measures to protect yourself such as practising social distancing. We will be providing regular updates on our blog, however we recommend you stay up to date by checking The Department of Health's Coronavirus Page for the latest updates here
Make a plan before you get sick
If you begin to develop symptoms, call your doctor:
Look out for the COVID-19 symptoms, if you feel like you are developing the symptoms, call your doctor. The symptoms include sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath and fever.
When you call your doctor:
Thanks IBD-I couldn’t find such easy access important info for diabetics,when I recently searched our “peak” diabetes bodies.You guys are the champions!
Keep up the good work and keep the information coming .thank you
Thank you for the excellent info BUT my concern is what happens if there is a run on insulin and if not available how do I treat my diabeties that I’ve had for thirty old years and injecting twice a day I would appreciate any advice or what to do thank you for your wonderful help and advice kind regards Fay hill
Good luck to everyone and keep positive. These things shall pass.
Thank you for the advice very informative
thank you very good advice :)
Thanks for the information. I found it very useful.
Simple, clear information.