COVID-19 has become a global cause of concern. The virus can be potentially lethal and has taken its toll on the world. The government and the authorities are taking necessary precautions to contain the virus. Many countries across the world are under lockdown in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. People are bound to stay home for their own health.
In times like these, you ought to take care of yourself, especially if you have any underlying medical condition like diabetes. Though the coronavirus can affect anyone, the chances of a healthy person recovering from it are higher than a person with any chronic condition as the complications that occur in them are more severe.
All the data you are being fed by the news and the media can be overwhelming and you may have millions of questions and doubts rising. We understand your concern and suggest you practice the precautionary measures proposed by the authorities to keep yourself safe. But if you are still in doubt, here’s everything you need to know about how coronavirus can affect people with diabetes and how to prevent it.
Why Should People With Diabetes Be Extra Cautious?
The reason why it becomes more important for diabetics to take necessary precautions is because of what’s happening inside their bodies. Blood sugar levels indirectly affect the immune system. It compromises insulin production in the blood which in turn can have lasting compilations in the immune system.
People with high or unmanaged blood sugar levels tend to have restricted blood flow, due to which the circulation of essential nutrients and natural defenses that help the body fight against infections and recover from hurts, becomes difficult. Hence, it generally takes longer for people with diabetes to recover from any health-related issues.
Precautions For Diabetic Patients
Apart from the general precautions proposed by the authorities like washing hands, wearing masks, not touching the face frequently, etc, people with diabetes should also practice the following measures
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