COVID-19 and Childhood Diabetes
This website is dedicated to bringing together high-quality information about COVID-19 for children and adolescents with diabetes and their families. Our goal is to create one space where all the information about COVID-19 and diabetes is available instead of the need to search multiple data sources.
This website delivers content from credible resources around the world including the World Health Organization (WHO), The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), Diabetes Canada, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and others. However, there is emphasis on data from Canadian agencies responding to the pandemic.
The information on this website does not replace the need to discuss diabetes care with your healthcare providers, and is intended solely for informational purposes.
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There are 1.5 billion children at home today due to distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Children are less likely to get the COVID-19 when compared to adults.
Children with diabetes do not seem to be at higher risk of getting COVID-19 infection compared to those with no diabetes. However, the infection may make the blood glucose difficult to manage and may impact the ability to take in carbohydrates. More importantly, access to care may be delayed due to the disruption of healthcare systems with COVID-19. Precautions against getting the infection and promoting home-based care by following sick day management protocols in case of infection are important to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
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Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 is changing constantly as more data become available. The information provided in this website is not meant to replace diabetes healthcare team or public health agencies recommendations, and is intended for information purposes only. Please check with your healthcare providers for any deviations from your care plans.
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