Question of the Week | March 24, 2020

MJ, a 49-year-old with type 1 diabetes, states during your telehealth session that they are not feeling very well and are worried about getting COVID-19.

Which of the following is an accurate statement?

  1. People with diabetes are at higher risk of getting COVID-19
  2. People with diabetes have the same risk of getting COVID-19 as the general population
  3. People with type 1 diabetes have a slightly higher risk of getting COVID-19 than those with type 2 diabetes
  4. Regardless of the type of diabetes, COVID-19 rates are slightly lower

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  5. List critical teaching points for people with diabetes and COVID.

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Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, has been Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management for over 20 years. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF and Touro University and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.


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