The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that people with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are at increased risk for serious illness and death from COVID-19. Recent CDC data concluded that COVID-19 patients with underlying conditions, such as diabetes, were six times more likely to be hospitalized and twelve times likelier to die. While we are still learning more as the pandemic progresses, the growing body of medical literature clearly depicts the serious reality that people with diabetes face if they contract the coronavirus.
ADA COVID-19 Webinar Series
ADA's COVID-19 Town Hall
Amisha Wallia MD, MS; Edward Gregg, PhD; Robin P. Goin-Kochel, Ph.D; Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD
ADA Webinar: Global Perspective on COVID-19: A Clinical Update
Kamlesh Khunti, FRCGP, FRCP, MD, PhD, FMedSci; Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD
Town Hall: Updates on COVID-19 and Diabetes Treatment in the Hospital Setting
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD; Joseph A. Aloi, MD; Amisha Wallia, MD;
Rodolfo Galindo, MD
Town Hall: Real-World Cases--Inpatient care for People with Diabetes and COVID-19
Boris Draznin, MD, PhD; Carol Levy, MD, CDE; Jing Chao, MD
Caring for your Patients with Diabetes Who Recently Have Been Unemployed due to COVID-19
Anne Peters, MD; Jennifer Sherr, MD, PhD; Hope Feldman, CRNP
How Do HCPs Safely Reopen Their Practice After COVID-19 Quarantine?
Neil Skolnik, MD; John B. Lynch, MD, MPH
ADA's COVID-19 Advocacy: Protections and Relief for People with Diabetes
ADA Expert Panel: LaShawn McIver, MD, MPH; Krista Maier, JD; Lisa Murdock; Meghan Riley
The Role of Community Health Workers as First Responders in the COVID-19 Outbreak
Betsy Rodriguez, BSN, MSN, DCES; Colleen Barbero, PhD; Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN, SFC - Learn more.
COVID-19: Impact on Youth with Diabetes & Families in Quarantine
Barry Conrad, MPH, RD, CDE; Cynthia Munoz, PhD, MPH; Tamara S. Hannon, MD, MS; Jennifer Raymond, MD, MCR; Marisa Hilliard, PhD - Learn more.
COVID-19 and the Diabetes Care Team: Challenges and Opportunities to Help Vulnerable Populations
Enrique Caballero, MD; Ashby Walker, PhD; Anne Harper, MS, RDN, CDE; Lisa Taylor, DNP, MSN, BSN; Arshiya A. Baig, MD, MPH, FACP
Inpatient Care Questions April 15 Update
Robert Eckel, MD; Irl Hirsch, MD; Mary Korytkowski, MD
Related: Inpatient Insulin Protocols
Planning Sick Days for Your Patients During COVID-19
Louis Philipson, MD, PhD; Anne Peters, MD - Learn more.
COVID-19 and Diabetes – Considerations for Health Care Professionals
Robert Eckel, MD; Mary de Groot, PhD; Irl Hirsch, MD; Anne Peters, MD; Louis Philipson, MD, PhD; Neil Skolnik, MD - Learn more.
The American Diabetes Association's COVID-19 and Diabetes Resource page is proudly sponsored by:
ADA Live Events
ADA Town Hall: Updates on COVID-19 and Diabetes Treatment in the Hospital Setting
Octover 13 at 7 p.m. ET
Join us for this interactive webinar that will highlight the latest available research on caring for people with diabetes and COVID-19 in the hospital setting. Hear from experts on their experiences and best practices that have been collected from the last several months. Register today.
American Diabetes Association Town Hall: Real World Cases- Inpatient Care for People with Diabetes and COVID-19
This live event was recorded Thursday, May 14.
Join the American Diabetes Association on Thursday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET for a live, interactive webinar discussing real-world cases of treating people with diabetes and COVID-19 in the inpatient setting. Listen to case studies, learn about practical strategies, and ask questions of this expert panel.
Boris Draznin, MD, PhD; Carol Levy, MD; Jing Chao, MD
COVID-19 & Diabetes: Examining the impact of health disparities in a time of crisis
This live event was recorded Thursday, April 23.
As the nation grapples with the COVID 19 health crisis, communities already experiencing social, economic and health disparities face even more severe challenges combatting this disease. Join us for an information-packed webinar exploring the nexus of COVID-19, diabetes and health equity.
Daniel E. Dawes, JD, Author, The Political Determinants of Health, and Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Ask Questions and Engage with Other Professionals
COVID-19 and Diabetes Discussion Forum
Exchange questions, answers, and best practices with leading clinicians from the diabetes community. All ADA members can contribute, and any interested health professional can read the forum and responses. Please contribute to the discussion!
Not yet a member? You can get access to this online community for just $15: Sign up now! After registering, complete access to the community will be granted within one business day.
Diabetes Core Update
Special Edition: COVID-19 UPDATE
Discussed in This Episode
Characteristics of and Important Lessons From the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72 314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wu Z, McGoogan JM. JAMA. Published online February 24, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2648
Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study. Zhou et al. The Lancet, In Press. Available online 11 March 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30566-3
Are patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus at increased risk for COVID-19 infection? Fang et al. The Lancet, In Press. Available online 11 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30116-8
Other ADA Resources
Know Your Rights: COVID-19
ADA’s Legal Advocacy team has new resources to help you navigate COVID-19. These include a FAQ for workers; a sample physician letter supporting requests for reasonable accommodations; a letter to employers; and a letter to detention centers.
For Patients: COVID-19
Q&As, videos and resources for patients about COVID-19.
Resources from Outside ADA
Websites from Other Organizations
Dexcom is making the Dexcom G6 CGM System temporarily available for remote patient monitoring in the hospital setting. Healthcare facilities interested in using real-time CGM systems to remotely monitor COVID-19 patients can find additional information here.
- COVID Data Tracker
- People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions
- Information for Clinicians on Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients
The Miliken Institute's COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker
FDA's FAQs on Home-use Blood Glucose Meters Utilized Within Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
1. Can patients self-test using blood glucose meters labeled for home use while they are in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic?
2. What are the factors that health care providers caring for a COVID-19 patient can consider before allowing patients to self-test using a home-use blood glucose meter?
3. Can COVID-19 patients with diabetes bring their own blood glucose monitors to the hospital if they need to be hospitalized?
4. If a hospital chooses to dispense home-use blood glucose meters to in-patients, can that meter be used for multiple patients?
COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard
Early data about COVID-19 suggests that communities are affected very differently due to social determinants of health like population density, poverty, residential segregation, underlying chronic health conditions, and availability of medical services. In order to predict how the epidemic will continue to unfold and prepare for the future, it is critical to understand differences in underlying risk factors. The COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard seeks to fill the gaps in county-level data about the virus and underlying social determinants of health.
Videos and Webinars
ECHO Diabetes in a time of COVID-19 Webinar series
Webinar series addressing complex diabetes management in the Primary Care setting.
Every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:15pm ET.
Register at: med.stanford.edu/cme/diabetescovid.html
COVID-19 and Diabetes: What We Know, What We Don’t
Bob Ratner, MD; Liza Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH; Anne Peters, MD; Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS; David Harrison, MD; Kelly Close
Everyone With Diabetes' Must Prepare for COVID-19
Anne Peters, MD
CDC's Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls and Webinars
These include other topics, but recently have focused on COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Diabetes: Current and Future Impacts
Moderator: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA
Carlos del Rio, MD; Guillermo Umpierrez, MD; Mohammed K. Ali, MD, MSc, MBA, Shivani Agarwal, MD, MPH
Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Prevention of HAI : CME/MOC Free course
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) offers prevention course free through May 31st. Use code COVID19
Major Journals Offering Free Access to Coronavirus Information
Over the last several weeks, several peer-reviewed journals and news sources are offering free access to their Coronavirus sites: