John Buse, MD, PhD, chief of the division of endocrinology and metabolism, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center, and director of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, explains how diabetes is linked to more severe cases of COVID-19 in a new UNC Health article. He also encourages patients not to skip their diabetes-related visits with primary care providers or endocrinologists.
“We want people to take care of their diabetes just like they would the rest of the time and not just focus on COVID,” Buse says. “If you’re doing OK and don’t need bloodwork, we can do a virtual visit. We can safely do face-to-face visits for people whose diabetes is uncontrolled or those who need a blood draw.”
Read the article here.