Living with diabetes puts you at risk for health complications. When persons with diabetes are infected with a virus, they tend to experience more severe symptoms.

Because COVID-19 is a virus, the risk of getting very sick after being diagnosed is higher if you have diabetes.

However, your risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 is likely to be lower if your diabetes is well managed.

Potential symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  1. Fever or chills
  2. Dry cough
  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  4. Fatigue
  5. Muscle or body aches
  6. Headache
  7. New loss of taste or smell
  8. Sore throat
  9. Congestion or runny nose
  10. Nausea or vomiting
  11. Diarrhea

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Care and connect to your health. If you’re feeling sick, see your healthcare professional right away.