Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop severe illness.
Our diligent team of diabetes educators are working non-stop to give useful advice to people with diabetes as they are more prone to get severely sick from this infection. Being a diabetic, it is very essential to boost up your immunity to fight against any type of flu or viruses.
Covid-19 Guidelines for Diabetics By BeatO Experts
Below mentioned are some of the updates and responses of most asked queries on BeatO platform.
- Diabetics are advised to work from home. They should keep a strict watch on their diet
- Upper body movement is recommended for diabetics
- Diabetics should opt for indoor exercises
- Suggestion of Yoga Asanas for improving digestion (Adho Mukha Svanasana) & sitting position (Vajrasana).
- Inclusion of Vit-C tablets is also suggested in some cases. Vitamin C helps in strengthening the immune system.
- The importance of taking fruits in between the meals and not with the meals is also shared with the diabetic community
- Avoid going for a post-meal walk unless you are doing it indoors.
- Do not forget to monitor your sugar levels on a regular basis.
General Pandemic Guidelines by BeatO experts
The following guidelines should be followed by everyone, whether or not they have diabetes-
- Try to be calm. Don’t panic in this situation.
- Take proper sleep of 7 to 8 hours
- Be positive, don’t let negative thoughts enter your mind
- In case of emergency, try contacting your doctor over the phone
- Stock up your medicines, insulin & strips as well
- Avoid consuming fried food and snacks
- Sanitise the things which are regularly used like mobile phones, laptops etc.
Follow all the guidelines as given by your health coaches. Being a diabetic, do not forget to consume a healthy diet, have a regular workout regime and monitor your sugar levels on a regular basis. Optimise your diet and lifestyle according to your sugar level and manage diabetes in the best possible manner.