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:
- Fever or chills
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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.