Getting Sick

What You Need to Know: Treatments for COVID-19

People with diabetes are more likely to get very sick and experience complications of COVID-19. If you or a loved one has diabetes and tests positive for COVID-19, you may be a good candidate for an antiviral treatment to help reduce symptoms and your risk for hospitalization. These medications need to be started within days of first developing COVID-19 symptoms, so it is important to talk to your health care provider or pharmacist to see if one of these medications is a good option for you.

Available Treatments

At present, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several oral antiviral medications and another that is administered by intravenous (in the vein) infusion.

View currently available COVID-19 treatment options. 

If you are sick with COVID-19, you can use this Treatment Locator to help identify a location near you that offers COVID-19 testing and treatment, or a pharmacy where you can fill a prescription for an antiviral medication.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine updates and how to manage symptoms should you become ill.