COVID-19 (coronavirus) what do you need to know?"

Coronavirus & Diabetes:

What You Need to Know

Coronavirus can affect anyone, but certain people are at higher risk of becoming severely ill if they do catch it:

  • Older people
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma

News & Updates

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Revealing Who We Really Are
Omar Manejwala, M.D. Chief Medical Officer

Coronavirus & Diabetes:

What You Need to Know

Coronavirus can affect anyone, but certain people are at higher risk of becoming severely ill if they do catch it:

  • Older people
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma

News & Updates

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Revealing Who We Really Are
Omar Manejwala, M.D. Chief Medical Officer

Why is Coronavirus (COVID-19) more serious for people with diabetes?

Fluctuations in blood glucose levels may make viral infections harder to treat because your immune system is compromised, making it harder for your body to fight the virus. Viruses may also thrive better in an environment of elevated blood glucose.

You can reduce your risk by taking precautions and being prepared.

Washing hands helps protect against COVID-19 (coronavirus) spread

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

Coronavirus is thought to be spread through droplets that are dispersed when an infected person talks, sneezes or coughs. When these droplets land on surfaces, it is believed that the virus in them may survive from a few hours up to a few days depending on the environmental conditions.

Being in close contact with an infected person or touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose, can spread the virus from person to person.

Now it’s even more important to Stay Healthy & keep safe

David Simmons M.D., diabetes expert and former Chief Medical Officer, Bayer Diabetes Care discusses the benefits of using Dario Digital Therapeutics in the current COVID-19 crisis:

“In the context of the coronavirus and flu threats, it is critical for individuals living with diabetes and heart conditions to minimize their contacts with others and to avoid public spaces. They should do it for themselves as well as to contain the spread of the virus. In this context, DarioHealth, as a leader in digital therapeutics, is providing the best, most comfortable solution for its community of 46K customers. Through virtual interactions with practitioners and home delivery of supplies, Dario makes this challenging situation less of a burden. It allows them to stay within the protection of their home and to minimize their risk of infection while very efficiently taking care of their condition and monitoring their health.”

6 Ways to Stay Healthy and Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Good hygiene can stop the virus from spreading. Taking sensible precautions can reduce your chance of picking up the infection.

Wash your hands

Wash Your Hands

for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water or use a sanitizer gel

Wash Your Hands

Use a tissue for sneezes and coughs

if you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve to cover your mouth and nose

Wash Your Hands

Avoid Touching Your Face

don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

Use a Dario Phone Cover

Use a Dario Phone Cover

protect your phone surface from body fluids and germs

Keep your diabetes under control

Keep your diabetes under control

measure frequently eat healthy, stay fit

Don’t Share Diabetes Equipment

Don’t Share Diabetes Equipment

everyone should have their own meter

What Are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?

Fever

Fever

Fatigue

Fatigue

Cough

Cough

Difficulty breathing

Difficulty breathing

Muscle Pain

Muscle Pain

Reduce Your Risk

Contact Your Doctor or Healthcare Team
If you are concerned about coronavirus, or if you are experiencing the symptoms above, contact your doctor or healthcare team by phone for advice.

Limit Your Exposure
Do not go to the doctor’s office, pharmacy or hospital until you have discussed it with your healthcare team. It’s also a good idea to avoid crowded public places.

Stock Up and Be Prepared
Make sure you have the diabetes supplies you need in case you need to stay home for an extended period of time.

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About Coronavirus

This video from the World Health Organization explains how coronavirus spreads and how to stay safe.
The American Diabetes Association shared valuable COVID-19 tips on how to make a sick day plan, and what to do if you get sick.