We recognise that this is a very anxious time for people with diabetes and endocrine disorders. As of 17 March 2020, the Government’s advice for people with diabetes, and for people taking hydrocortisone, prednisolone or other steroid replacement is to “be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures” to reduce transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This involves reducing the social interaction you have with people.
There are several websites which provide up to date and clear information. They include:
The UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
Diabetes UK: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus
Society for Endocrinology: https://www.endocrinology.org/news/item/14050/Coronavirus-advice-statement-for-patients-with-adrenal%2fpituitary-insufficiency
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists: For Healthcare Professionals
Oxford University Hospitals is cancelling all routine Diabetes and Endocrinology appointments at present. If you are awaiting a Day Case appointment you will be contacted by telephone. All podiatry patients should attend as planned.