Starting today, we’re offering reduced pricing for Steady so you can get access to great diabetes care from the safety of your own home, read our latest announcement here.We’re also offering free consult calls for people worried about how COVID-19 affects their diabetes, scroll down to schedule a time.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global health challenge, and many people are worried about what this could mean for them.
As of March 12, COVID-19 is defined as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, which means it is spreading worldwide and is affecting a very large number of people. Information about the spread in the US is available on the website of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and information more specific for your community may be available from your local Public Health Authorities.
As a healthcare provider, we’re taking a series of steps to help both our members as well as the overall community through this.
We’ve all seen recommendations that people living with diabetes should be extra careful in situations like these. The reason is not necessarily because you are more susceptible to infections. However, the risk to get seriously ill from an infection is increased if you have poor glucose control or long-term complications from diabetes such as cardiovascular disease or kidney failure. In addition, infections can make it more difficult to control blood sugars.
If you are experiencing any type of problem, reach out to your care team for support on how to adjust your treatment. If you are a Steady member, you can schedule a 15 min video call with our endocrinologist Dr. Calvin Wu, free of charge. To schedule, just tap the “Schedule visit“ button in our app.
If you are not a member but still want to talk to one of our doctors about viral infections and how it can affect diabetes we’re offering free consultations with Bjorn Hansell, MD. Just click on the button below to schedule: