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At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (a specific virus that causes human and animal disease) was identified as the cause of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread thereafter, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, with quick spread globally, affecting now nearly every continent. Understanding of this novel coronavirus is still evolving.

COVID-19 and diabetes

05 March, 2020
COVID-19 is a new and potentially serious coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern.
Over 500,000 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in South Africa. Calming the fears of the diabetes community with simple, practical information has been a priority. The post Fighting the fear of COVID-19 with diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
In Bangladesh, the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly in a population with a high prevalence of diabetes. The post Caring for people with diabetes in Bangladesh during COVID-19 appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
The International Diabetes Federation is highlighting three major concerns for people living with diabetes during the COVID-19 crisis. The post Why diabetes must not be forgotten in the global fight against COVID-19 appeared first on Diabetes Voice.
People living with diabetes reflect on how they've adapted to the changing circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic. The post Life during a pandemic: personal perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 appeared first on Diabetes Voice.

COVID-19 and Diabetes

22 July, 2020 19:47:33
Information provided by The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. For more information, visit and click the “Important Information” alert at the top of the page. With the rising number of coronavirus/COVID-19 cases in Colorado and Wyoming, we understand that patients with diabetes and their families will have special concerns about how this may impact... Read More The post COVID-19 and Diabetes appeared first on Children's Diabetes Foundation.
It’s been around the news: COVID-19 might trigger diabetes, at least in some people. That’s what several JDRF-funded scientists posit. But let’s look at the evidence. The post Myth vs. Fact: COVID-19 Can Trigger Diabetes appeared first on JDRF.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

10 MARCH, 2020
The CDC has determined that COVID-19 is a serious public health threat—and older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, are at a higher risk of experiencing complications and getting very sick from it.