At the start of the pandemic, experts quickly established that having
diabetes increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
For many living with diabetes, the fear of contracting COVID-19 has
led to being separated from family, friends, and the daily rhythms of
life. And for people like Carol, who’s lived with type 2 diabetes for
15 years, the pandemic can also affect how they receive needed medical support.
Carol’s daughter, Desirea, works at Novo Nordisk as a diabetes care
specialist. She also lives with diabetes and hosts our Patient
Perspectives podcast. Desirea recently talked with her mom about how
COVID-19 affects those living with diabetes and what Carol faces in
managing her type 2 diabetes.
Listen to this conversation between a mother and her daughter and
share your thoughts in the comments below.