Managing Diabetes During the Pandemic

According to the American Diabetes Association, there is no data at this time to support that people with diabetes are more likely to get Covid-19. However, there is data that supports that people with diabetes who are infected with Covid-19 are more likely to experience severe symptoms and complications.

You can lower your risk by keeping blood sugar within targets (pre-meal 80-130 mg/dl, 1-2 hours after eating less than 180 mg/dl) and following safety precautions such as washing your hands, covering coughs and sneezes, social distancing and wearing a mask.

The impact of the pandemic does present its challenges with exercise facilities closing, increased stress eating, and snacking out of boredom. It is important to stick to your meal plan and exercise in a safe environment for 30 minutes, 5 days per week.

Know what your issues are and bash those barriers! Refer to The American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) for-up-to date information regarding diabetes and the pandemic.


For more information look at our Diabetes Education Center.

Written By:  Laurie Gorowsky, RN
Diabetes Educator
Springhill Medical Center

Tags: Diabetes