Question of the Week | April 28, 2020

SL is 17 years old, with type 1 diabetes. SL uses an insulin pump and checks glucose levels before meals and at bedtime. SL started track team at high school a week ago and noticed that they are waking up with vivid dreams and morning blood glucose levels are higher than usual.

Which of the following is the best recommendation?

  1. Advise SL to consume at least 30 gms of carb during track workouts.
  2. Recommend increasing basal insulin by 10% during track season.
  3. Encourage SL to check blood glucose before track practice.
  4. Suggest ingesting additional carbs before bedtime.

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As health care professionals and Diabetes Specialists, how do we prepare people with diabetes for the possibility of a COVID-19 infection and hospitalization?

What are the best practices to care for people with diabetes and COVID-19 in the outpatient and hospital setting?


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