Coronavirus Self Isolation Advice

Twitter Advice and Support

A group of clinicians including consultant diabetologists, GPs, specialist nurses, and pharmacists have set up a Twitter account Diabetes 101 to provide trusted advice.

“After seeing the distress and anxiety people living with diabetes were experiencing when news of the covid-19 outbreak hit, along with the desire for accurate information, a group of diabetes healthcare professionals have decided to get together to try and help as much as possible,” he said.

The account is operated by two or three healthcare professionals a day to answer people’s queries. It has been reaching about 170 000 impressions a day and has provided direct advice to hundreds of people since it launched.

As well as providing advice, the account is facilitating activities and discussions designed to help reduce people’s anxieties and promote psychological resilience.