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COVID-19 – Diabetes At-a-Glance Factsheet for Primary Care

The Primary Care Diabetes Society have published an at-a-glance factsheet on COVID-19 and Diabetes, with some important and useful information for primary care HCPs – including the following advice about prescriptions:

Be very aware that people with diabetes, in addition to the expected respiratory symptoms of
COVID-19, are also at increased risk of metabolic decompensation whilst trying to self-manage their diabetes at home.

  • Ensure patients have adequate supplies of medication
  • Ensure patients have necessary supplies of monitoring equipment at this time. This is especially important for those who require ketone monitoring equipment.