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Safe at School COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for students with diabetes. Access resources, legal rights, and support for a safe school environment.

Sharing My Story: Brent

Brent Adame lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and is committed to thriving despite living with type 2 diabetes. This is his story:

A couple of weeks before COVID-19 shut the economy down, I noticed my eyesight was getting blurry and my appetite was insatiable!

I continued with my lifestyle, afraid to go to the doctor. I tested my glucose levels at a friend's about a month ago and was 359 and at one point 401. I got nervous and blew it off for a week. Then I got diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and nearly died.

COVID-19: If you do get sick, know what to do.

If you feel like you are developing symptoms, be sure to call your doctor.

Here are some common tips, which may vary for each person:

Meet Natalie

Natalie has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was six years old and is based in NYC. She loves to travel in order to push herself outside of her comfort zone and has been to all seven continents and 50+ countries. During the COVID-19 pandemic Natalie has been salsa dancing, learning to knit, and writing to connect with others!