Our knowledge of diabetes and COVID-19, which creates risk of serious complications for those living with chronic illnesses, is evolving rapidly. To make sense of it all, our team is reviewing the latest science, convening experts, and offering wisdom from our patients on how they are coping.
Wednesday, June 10 @ 9 am PT / 12 pm ET
Executives at Validation Institute and Willis Towers Watson share bullet-proof frameworks to fact-check health vendor outcomes.Register for Webinar
Chief healthcare architects predict top 5 healthcare transformations to endure after COVID-19.
Wednesday, June 24
12 pm PT / 3 pm ET
Actionable advice on how to support your employees and members through the pandemic.
Wednesday, May 20
Tackling the COVID-19 health crisis is requiring the use of telemedicine on a dramatically increased scale.
Thursday, April 30
A panel discussion featuring some of the nation's leading experts in diabetes and infectious disease.
Wednesday, April 8
Those living with diabetes are at more risk from infections related to the novel coronavirus, including severe complications and markedly increased mortality, roughly 3x compared to the general population, but do not appear to be more susceptible to contracting the virus.
Controlling blood sugar is likely a modifiable risk factor to minimize the severity of COVID-19 infection in people with diabetes. While acknowledging possible difficulties, we recommend that people with diabetes take measures to achieve tight blood sugar control.
We also recommend that those living with diabetes take extra precautions against infection including limiting occasions in public spaces (like grocery stores) wearing a face mask in public, and diligently following all social-distancing rules.
Our expert clinicians are combing through the latest literature to explain in clear terms what we know—and what we don’t—about COVID-19 and diabetes. We will be updating this content as frequently as possible over the coming weeks.
Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director at Virta Health. Before joining Virta, Dr. Hallberg founded Indiana University Arnett's Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program where she still serves as Medical Director.Read Full Bio
A panel discussion featuring some of the nation's leading experts in diabetes and infectious disease.Watch webinar
Two patients in California recently started their Virta journeys to reverse their type 2 diabetes, right as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country.Read blog post
From The American Diabetes Association, to diaTribe, to the CDC, these organizations are providing valuable resources to shed light on the connection between COVID-19 and diabetes. Have others that you like? Let us know here.