I am a diabetic and I have to go out to work. Is there a special care I have to take during the Covid era, apart from what has already been recommended for general people?

If you are a diabetic and if you have to go to work, you should follow various precautions. Maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, wash hands frequently and avoid touching the face. These are the usual precautions that are followed but a diabetic should be more diligent regarding the same.

Diabetics should also be very very careful about their diet, regular exercise and medications. They should keep themselves well hydrated too.

Also, keep a watch on your health. Your index for suspicion should be very low. If you feel mildly sick, stay at home. Though diabetics do not have an additional risk of contracting the virus, they have a high risk of developing complicacies when contracted. So, consult your doctor at earliest and get tested immediately if he recommends.

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