Should people with diabetes wear a mask?
Wearing a scarf, mask or other face covering makes sense when you go shopping or where there may be other people nearby. Definitely ear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or caring for someone who may have COVID-19. Then clean your hands right away. Disposable face masks can only be used once.
Are antibiotics effective in preventing or treating COVID-19?
No. Antibiotics do not work against viruses; they only work on bacteria, which COVID-19 is not. Antibiotics will be used to treat infections caused by a bacteria, such as pneumonia.
Are there any medicines or vaccines that can prevent or cure COVID-19?
Not yet but scientists around the world are working on this.
Can I catch COVID-19 from my pet?
To date, there is no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, avoid touching your pets.
How long does the virus survive on surfaces?
It is not certain how long the virus survives on surfaces, but it may persist for a few hours or up to several days. If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
I live with diabetes and I feel sick. What should I do?
If you get sick – even if you are not sure if it is COVID-19 – follow the steps in the table below, even if your blood sugar is OK.