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What you need to know about COVID-19 if you have diabetes
- By Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, Contributor
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Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, Contributor
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I wonder when will this diabetic thing get a cure.It is ten years now with suffering. I am from South Africa.
My son has type 1 diabetes and is 19. I have to work. What can I do to lessen his chances of me bring something home to him?
This article was more helpful than the hospital. My father passed yesterday after being asymtomatic for one day – he died the next. Thanks for helping possibly answer my questions as to what went wrong.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult period.
I just read a articule in Diabetes Forecast about ur Bronze Medal Program how do I get more information about this?? I am a Type 1 diabetic for 50 years now and would like to get some info on this program
is this info available in other languages
Beyond theories, knowledge from other diseases and models in labs and animals, are there any known effects of SARS-CoV-2 on diabetic patients’ outcomes (glycemia, HbA1c, retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, etc.)? Thanks.
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