People living with diabetes are at higher risk for serious complications related to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC is recommending that people with diabetes, as well as other vulnerable populations, take extra precautions to reduce their risk.
What should people living with diabetes do to reduce their risk? What does the scientific literature say about health risks related to COVID-19 and diabetes? What can employers, health plans, and health systems do right now to support vulnerable populations? And what are we still hoping to learn?
This webinar will include presentations and a panel discussion of some of the nation’s leading experts in diabetes and infectious disease:
- Bob Ratner, MD: Former Chief Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association
- Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH: CDC-trained medical epidemiologist, former Chief Medical Officer of Washington DC’s Medicaid program
- Anne Peters, MD: Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program
- Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS: Medical Director, Virta Health
- David Harrison, MD: VP Clinical Care, Virta Health, Former VP at Teladoc
- Kelly Close: Founder, The diaTribe Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with diabetes and prediabetes
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 9-10 AM PT/ 12-1 PM ET