Diabetic patients - the 'good bait' of nCoV

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Of the 10 Covid-19 patients who have died related to Da Nang, up to 6 suffer from underlying diabetes mellitus, also known as chronic diabetes. Many other patients on CoV treatment also have this condition.

Recently, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) issued a risk recommendation and guidelines for the prevention of nCoV for diabetics.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends that the elderly and pre-existing background diseases have a higher risk of nCoV infection, more easily transforming the disease. People with diabetes, with an unhealthy immune system, easily fall victim to Covid-19.

IDF advises diabetics to keep the phone number of the medical staff or health facility. At the same time, it is advisable to prepare sufficient medications and necessary equipment to monitor blood glucose at home.

Bệnh nhân nên tuân thủ thực hiện đầy đủ những quy tắc để duy trì lượng đường trong máu ổn định:

- Không được ngừng tiêm insulin và uống thuốc điều trị đái tháo đường như thường lệ.

- Uống nước đầy đủ, 120-80 ml mỗi 30 phút để đề phòng mất nước. Maintain a normal diet before. If you lose weight while eating and drinking normally, this could be a sign of hyperglycemia.

- Theo dõi sức khỏe và đo nhiệt độ cơ thể vào buổi sáng, tối. Fever may be a sign of an infection.

- Tổ chức IDF khuyên bệnh nhân đái tháo đường type 1 nên đo đường huyết mỗi 4 giờ, cố gắng giữ mức đường huyết trong khoảng 110 -180 mg/dl. Patients with type 2 diabetes, measure blood glucose twice daily, maintain blood glucose levels between 110-180 mg / dl.

- If you have any symptoms, including thirst, drinking a lot or dry mouth, weight loss, urinating a lot, being tired ... must check immediately.

Patients with diabetes, with symptoms of fever, cough, fatigue, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and epidemiological factors, should call medical facilities for guidance. If required to go to the hospital, the patient is required to travel by private vehicle, must wear a mask.

In addition, epidemic prevention habits must be maintained, such as frequent hand washing, wearing a mask, limiting contact in crowded places, covering mouth when coughing, sneezing ...

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