People living with diabetes urged to avoid COVID-19 hotspots

People living with diabetes have been advised to keep off areas that may expose them to the Covid-19 disease in cognizance of their low immunity levels.

Mwala MP Vincent Musau noted the low immunity levels are further compounded by the fact that they take regular medication to help regulate their sugar levels, hence they should keep off anything that would require them to use additional medicines.

Musau also observes that such people with preconditions stand a greater risk of developing complications in the event they contract the disease.

“In case you are undergoing treatment for diabetes you are at a greater risk of contracting Covid-19 than any other person. Health experts have also warned that patients under medication for diabetes are at grave danger of developing complications in the event they get infected since the disease interferes with regulating sugar levels. Therefore, let us advise such persons to stay at home and only go out when it is necessary,” said Musau while addressing reporters at Kabaa in Mbuini ward Wednesday.

The lawmaker also warned the public against laxity in adhering to the Ministry of Health regulations regarding curbing the spread of the disease saying the current third wave is claiming lives at a horrifying rate.

  • Source KNA