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Case Report
Volume 2, Issue 4 (November Issue)

Managing Type 1 Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ines Charrada1*, Cyrine Bennasrallah2, Manel Ben Fredj2, Nadia Slimene3, Wafa Dhouib2, Hela Abroug2, Imen Zemni2, Meriam Oumayma Beji4, Chawki Loussaief5, Ines Bouannene2 and Asma Belguith Sriha2

1Department of Endocrinology and Internal medicine, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, University of Monastir, Tunisia
2Department of Epidemiology and Preventive medicine, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, University of Monastir, Tunisia
3Department of Family medicine, University of Monastir, Tunisia
4Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, University of Monastir, Tunisia
5Department of Infectiology, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, University of Monastir, Tunisia

*Corresponding author: Ines Charrada, Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, University of Monastir, Tunisia, Tel: +21628428533; E-mail: inesse.charrada@yahoo.fr

Received: September 20, 2020; Accepted: October 01, 2020; Published: October 16, 2020

Citation: Ines Charrada, Cyrine Bennasrallah, Manel Ben Fredj, et al. Managing Type 1 Diabetes During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2020; 2(4): 125.

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has constituted a public health problem with international concern. None suggested that children and adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) are more severely affected. The isolation of these patients has highlighted the need for telemedicine monitoring of subjects with COVID 19 in developing countries.

We report 2 imported cases of COVID 19 in patients with type 1 diabetes. Symptoms were dominated by a dry cough and anosmia. The viral shedding duration was 18 and 22 days in the two cases. Both patients had maintained correct blood glucose levels without ketoacidosis decompensation with regular medical follow-up by telephone. The post lockdown check noted the maintenance of the correct sugar levels as well.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Outbreak; Pandemic; Type 1 diabetes mellitus