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Diabetes increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness, but does the relationship between diabetes and the virus go in the other direction? Scientists are now studying whether infection with COVID-19 could cause someone to develop diabetes. Continue Reading »

There are several coverage options for those who are unemployed, with special options in place during the COVID-19 national emergency. Continue Reading »

The California Department of Public Health suggests that people with type 2 diabetes move ahead with COVID-19 vaccinations.

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What is it like to work in a large COVID-19 vaccination center in LA? How does being an endocrinologist help? What questions do people with diabetes ask? Dr. Kaufman shares her experience.  Continue Reading »

New results from the CORONADO study reveal that one in five people with COVID-19 and diabetes die within 28 days of hospital admission. The main predictors of severe illness are older age and diabetes complications.  Continue Reading »

The use of metformin – the most common initial medication for people with type 2 diabetes – was associated with a lower rate of mortality from COVID-19 among people with diabetes in a study in Alabama, confirming five previous studies. Continue Reading »

As more contagious variants of COVID emerge, it’s especially important to protect yourself and others – experts are now recommending that you wear a double mask if you must be in a public space. Continue Reading »

COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the United States and in many parts of the world. We’re here to answer questions for people with diabetes. Are the vaccines safe? How do the vaccines work and does it matter which one I get? What are the side effects, and how will the vaccine affect my blood sugar? What can I do after I am vaccinated? Continue Reading »