COVID-19 and Diabetes

Type 1 and Type 2--what clinicians and patients need to know
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (41 ratings)
1,218 students
COVID-19 and Diabetes
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (41 ratings)
1,218 students
Discuss the potential morbidity and mortality rates of COVID-19 in patients with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Describe the mechanisms underlying potential interactions between diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) and COVID-19
Review protective measures for the prevention of COVID-19 in patients with diabetes


  • A scientific background is helpful although anyone with knowledge of diabetes might benefit from this course


This course focused on COVID-19 is for healthcare providers treating patients with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) as well as any interested patient or caregiver who is concerned about COVID-19 and increased risks of COVID-19 in the setting of diabetes.

You'll learn about

  • The latest information about COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-COV-2.

  • Some of the studies that include patients with diabetes and their risk of morbidity and mortality.

  • Some of the suspected interactions of SARS-COV-2, such as ACE2, that affect patients with diabetes.

  • Special precautions that patients with diabetes should take to protect themselves.

    Created by medical writers Dr Brigid Stadinski and Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols who did the latest medical literature search about what is known and presented the findings here. 

Who this course is for:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Scientists
  • Knowledgeable Patients with Diabetes

Course content

2 sections • 7 lectures • 38m total length
  • Introduction
  • Clinical Characteristics in Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Infections
  • ACE2 and SARS-COV-2
  • Conclusion


Medical Writer
Emma Nichols, PhD
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Emma Nichols, PhD, is a long time writer specializing in medical topics. While working in a lab earning her PhD in molecular biology, she realized she would much rather write about science than "do" science and has been a medical writer ever since. She has a passion for teaching people about medical writing and communicating all things medical.