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Diabetes Challenges During COVID

Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 14:09:02-05

Managing a chronic disease like diabetes during the pandemic can be tough. A new survey from Abbott found that 73% of kids with diabetes are more stressed than children without, and more than half of parents who have a child with diabetes say the illness added stress to their lives.

Added stress can throw off glucose levels, making management even harder.

Abbott wants those who feel heightened stress and anxiety to take care of their mental as well as physical health. New technology like the FreeStyle Libre 2 can give accurate, real time readings without the stress of multiple sticks per day.

Learn more here.