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Take all precautions to be safe

Well, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and it’s mandatory to follow a few rules in order to keep the new coronavirus, Sars-Cov-2, at bay. Yes, you are doing a great job by washing your hands properly for at least twenty seconds, using a disinfectant, wearing a face mask and keeping your distance, but if you have diabetes, you have to add a few extra things to this list.

For example, you should consider getting a flu shot, because people with diabetes are more likely to develop complications even when they catch the common flu. Winter is the perfect season for viruses to spread, which is why vaccines are the most important to stay safe during this period. The coronavirus vaccine will be available soon, so you can get vaccinated for that as well.

According to health experts, people with diabetes can develop severe complications if they contract the new coronavirus, so minimize your risk by getting a flu shot, because unfortunately, it’s possible to get both viruses.


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Protect your diabetes supplies from freezing

Whether you are outdoors or indoors, it’s important to protect your diabetes supplies from freezing, as temperatures drop in the winter, and the diabetes equipment that measures your blood sugar and liquid insulin can freeze.

According to medical experts, if you are taking insulin or non-insulin injectable medicine, such as the GLP-1 agonist, you should protect them from cold weather, because they are more likely to freeze and become ineffective.

Depending on where you live and how low the temperatures can get, your diabetes supplies can be affected even though you keep them in your purse or pocket. So, in this case, you should consider buying an insulated case for them.

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