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Obesity, diabetes and COVID-19: Challenges and how to keep safe

Published Online: April 8th 2020

Dr Osama Hamdy, Harvard Medical School, discusses the greater risk to patients with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and related health issues, extra precautions to take and the impact COVID-19 is having on clinical practice.

Questions

1. How do obesity and cardiovascular problems affect an individual’s susceptibility to COVID-19? (0:10)

2. In the USA, how is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting consultations between patients and physicians? (0:48)

3. What advice would you give to family members and caregivers of diabetic patients? (1:56)

4. What extra precautions should patients with obesity, cardiovascular problems and related issues take? (3.21)

5. In the USA, how does infection with COVID-19 affect the treatment plan for diabetic patients? (4.28)

 

Osama Hamdy has no conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this video.

Commissioned, edited and funded by Touch Medical Media

Published: 9 April 2020

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