A 28-year-old male was recently diagnosed with new-onset type 1 diabetes just prior to your state issuing a state-at-home order for nearly everyone. During his initial visit to your office, this patient received the necessary education to manage his diabetes as well as the supplies he needed to do so. A well-established patient calls your office to inquire about your strategy for managing her diabetes that you've been treating for several years already. For the 2 patients, will your approach differ in the midst of COVID-19?
Will you be doing blood tests as often as you normally would? Have you run into these situations and how have you handled them? Have you had any issues with getting data? At what point do you feel it’s necessary to bring each patient into your office for an in-person evaluation?