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The whole world is running around only one thing and that is COVID-19. While scientists are highly involved in finding the best treatment, doctors are struggling hard to treat the deadly disease and the public is facing the severities. Old and diseased people are at a higher risk of facing the severity. However, the impact of coronavirus is observed differently from person to person. While some observe only mild symptoms, others face mild to severe illness but are still recovering without hospitalization in some cases.
The commonly observed COVID symptoms are;
- Dry cough
Some less common symptoms are;
- Unbearable severe body pains
- Soreness in the throat
- Mild to severe headache
- Observes no taste and or smell
- Skin rash
- Rarely discoloration of toes and fingers
Some symptoms noticed in severe COVID cases include but not limited to;
- Breathing difficulty
- Pain in the chest
- Disability to speak or even move
Immediate doctor attention is suggested if any symptoms are noticed and depending on the doctors’ advice either hospitalization or home isolation and medication are to be practiced.
The severity of the disease is more if the COVID-infected person is diseased. It is observed in various cases that people with diabetes (the most common problem faced by many individuals) are at a higher risk and are seen to suffer severe complications of COVID. Usually, diabetics are easily attacked by viruses and suffer severe symptoms and so is coronavirus too. However, if diabetes is being managed well in general then your risk of COVID sickness is also less. However, irrespective of the severity post COVID care for diabetic patients is a must and to be carefully managed.
Coronavirus And Diabetics
Considering the risk chances and further consequences after COVID impact, it is of high importance and priority that diabetics are on the top of the priority vaccination group. As prevention is always better than cure, so is the case of diabetic people. It is highly suggested that diabetic people should utmostly avoid the virus. The guidelines and recommendations usually followed by the general public are double the time important for the diabetic people and any others living close by the diabetics. Also, have good knowledge of post COVID care for diabetic patients so as to avoid post COVID complications. Your treating doctor would be the best source to custom design your post COVID care that best fits your health condition.
What To Follow If You’re Diabetic?
- Be prepared for any illness conditions.
- Be sure of keeping all your relevant health information handy.
- Be more cautious about your glucose levels. Keep monitoring regularly so as to avoid any complications that may occur due to irregular glucose levels.
- If in case you notice any symptoms irrespective of whether mild or severe, immediately consult your doctor without any further delay for support and treatment for immediate relief.
- Be sure of maintaining sufficient water supply as glucose levels increase with an infection and thereby the need for fluids.
- You should stock up on your diabetic medicine in advance for safety.
- Have someone around to rely on if you're sick and need assistance.
- It’s highly important to avoid overwork and have a good sleep.
Post-Covid Care For Diabetic Patients
Apart from a few of the post COVID care to be followed by diabetics that is about to be discussed here, be sure to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet and follow some home-based exercises. Avoid heavy consumption at once and follow small portions but at regular intervals. Include leafy vegetables and fruits along with protein food in your diet. Here is the post COVID care for diabetic patients:
- Be sure to wear a mask and wash hands regularly.
- Maintain as much as possible social distancing when in a public place.
- Get vaccinated at the earliest possible.
- Importantly follow a healthy and well-balanced diet.
- Practice home exercises for getting back your muscle strength, decrease body pains, improve movement and further improve your lung capacity.
- Focus on blood glucose levels regularly without fail.
- Practice everything as prescribed by your doctor to get those sugar levels into control faster.
- Include yoga and meditation in your daily routine so as to control your stress, anxiety, and fear.
Keep an eye on any post COVID symptoms and take necessary action in time as the post COVID effect is also unavoidably severe.
When To See A Doctor
Unlike many other diseases, COVID is something different for diabetics especially. Because diabetics are those with already existing health issues and COVID worsens it. Practicing post COVID care for diabetic patients will help to the most extent to control the situation. However, even after complete COVID treatment is sure to keep an eye on your health conditions and any illness symptoms. If you notice any change unlike your usual body symptoms, better keep a word with your health care professional at the earliest. And, if the symptoms are more severe then immediately rush to your doctor without any further delay.