Covid-19 and Diabetes

Covid-19 and Diabetes
Covid 19 and Diabetes

We live in interesting times as the whole world has been affected by Covid 19. Diabetics has been identified as a At Risk group.

What can you do to protect yourself and your family? First and foremost is to limit your interaction with other people. But life requires interaction, whether going to the grocery store or picking up your medications. If at all possible be sure to wear a mask, any mask to protect yourself. Also be sure to sanitize your mask when you get home and wash your hands.

Another thing you can do is check your temperature everyday. Covid-19 has a two week incubation period. You have no idea who you’ve come in contact with when you go out.
If at all possible have your groceries and medications delivered or have a trusted and close healthy family member do your shopping for you.

According to the CDC the following precautions are necessary to protect yourself:

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
WASH YOUR HANDS often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people.
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
Keeping distance from others is especially important for PEOPLE WHO ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF GETTING COVID-19
By taking these steps you can assure your exposure to Covid-19 is limited.
See you on the other side and take it one day at a time.

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