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Managing diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alongside general COVID-19 guidance to reduce risk, people with diabetes (PWD) have been advised to aim for tighter glucose control where appropriate and feasible, though the evidence behind this recommendation has not been identified. Routine care of diabetes will be significantly disrupted during the current pandemic. Stress levels and disruptions to diet and physical activity may also contribute to worsening outcomes during and following the pandemic. Interventions to improve self-management of or self-education for diabetes may be limited in their generalisability, but text-message interventions and self-monitoring of blood glucose are the most promising strategies.

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