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Help dealing with Type 2 Diabetes amid COVID-19


Last updated 11/16/2021 at 4:32pm

By Dr. Donna O'Shea, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health, UnitedHealthcare

 With the persistent spread of COVID-19 in Colorado and across the country, many people may again be wearing masks and avoiding crowds. This is likely especially true for the 56 percent of Americans who have a risk factor linked to an increased chance of COVID-19 complications, such as type 2 diabetes.

 For the 30 million Americans with this disease, along with the 88 million people with prediabetes, it is important to note that type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of medical complications, including heart d...

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