Diabetes Forecast

Symptoms of COVID-19?

How do you know if you have the coronavirus?


The symptoms of COVID-19 can range in severity from very mild to severe, with some cases resulting in death. Older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, are at higher risk for developing severe complications.

The following symptoms can appear two to 14 days after exposure to the coronavirus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Contact your doctor immediately if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in your chest
  • Confusion or inability to awaken from rest
  • Bluish lips or face

Before calling your doctor, try to have this info ready:

  • Your glucose reading
  • Your ketone reading
  • Your fluid intake
  • Clear description of your symptoms
  • Questions about how to manage your diabetes

For more information, visit the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sources: American Diabetes Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



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