Diabetes and Covid-19:What You Need To Know

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According to the CDC, older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are at higher risk of getting very sick from Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

People with diabetes are NOT more likely to get COVID-19 than the general population. However, people with diabetes face a higher chance of experiencing severe complications from COVID-19. In China, where most cases have occurred so far, people with diabetes had much higher rates of severe complications and death than people without diabetes.