Diabetes and COVID-19

We know that managing diabetes can be difficult, particularly during a stressful time. Here is some information on COVID-19 and diabetes.

People with diabetes are not more likely to get COVID-19 than the general population, but individuals with diabetes do face a higher chance of experiencing serious complications if they contract COVID-19

  • Plan ahead for your insulin needs.
  • Consider using mail order if that is an option through your insurance.
  • During this state of emergency some insurers are waiving the early medication refill limits on 30-day prescriptions. Call your insurer to find out.
  • Manufacturers are not reporting that COVID-19 is impacting access to insulin and other supplies.
  • If you need assistance or information on resources, visit InsulinHelp.org.
  • As always, people with diabetes should have a plan for sick days and emergencies.

Additional COVID-19 Information

Information from CDC

Information from the State of Michigan

Information from the American Diabetes Association

DPAC Forum Information

Due to meeting and travel restrictions around the coronavirus, the DPAC Forum has been postponed. Once we have a new date selected, DPAC members and partners will be notified.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please call Amy Stagg at 517-324-7310. Thank you!

American Diabetes Association
Mental Health Provider Directory

The American Diabetes Association Mental Health Provider Directory lists mental health professionals in your area that have completed specialized training to meet the mental health needs of those living with diabetes.

Find professionals in your area, or Telemedicine options.

Are you a mental health professional that is interested in the provider training? View the available provider training dates.

Type 1 Diabetes Stigma

Take a look at this short video which discusses diabetes stigma produced by My T1D Hero at MSU.

Type 1 diabetes is often misunderstood, but a little awareness goes a long way! #MyT1DHero

What I Wish More People Knew About Type 1 Diabetes #T1DAwareness #T1DStigma

Only a small percentage of people living with diabetes have type 1 diabetes (T1D) so it makes sense that not many people know the unique challenges faced by those of us living with T1D. In this video, Amanda and Vicki talk about some things they wish more people knew about T1D.