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Coronavirus in Latinos with Diabetes: Emergency Preparation and Response

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Coronavirus in Latinos with Diabetes: Emergency Preparation and Response

COVID-19/Coronavirus is a new and serious threat to everyone but especially Hispanic/Latino people with type 2 diabetes if their blood sugars are high.

Fortunately, all of us can take simple steps to reduce our risk of catching COVID-19 and, if someone with diabetes develops COVID-19, there are important, practical steps to take immediately, as the virus can make diabetes more difficult to control.

If you have diabetes

High blood sugar levels increase the risks from COVID-19 for people who have type 2 diabetes.

If your HbA1c is high (above 8.5%), discuss with your doctor as a matter of urgency.

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If you have a general comment or question related to diabetes and/or COVID-19, please call our helpline: 805-350-8730. The helpline does not provide personal medical advice. If you need medical assistance, please call your doctor or 911 in the case of an emergency. We will do our best to return your call within 24 hours, including weekends. Please also check each day for updates. Stay safe and well.

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The goal of is to present relevant and easily accessible information pertinent to Latino individuals and families living with or at risk of diabetes. is an initiative of Mil Familias, a program of Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, which strives to improve the lives of Latino families affected by diabetes through research, education, and care.


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