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School of Medicine’s Jamie Wood eases concerns over COVID-19-positive diabetics under 25

Keep calm: Under 25s with diabetes not hospitalized due to COVID-19

The Hospitalist: Jamie Wood, associate professor of pediatrics in the School of Medicine, spoke about an approach of treating a COVID-19-positive diabetic child by following a set of generalized guidelines for the management of any flu-like illness: “We wouldn’t do anything very different right now,” she said, noting that reports from pediatric endocrinologists globally indicate that children, adolescents, and young adults with diabetes have so far not shown a different disease pattern with the virus compared to children and younger people who do not have diabetes.