Adrenal Insufficiency

Patients with adrenal insufficiency who require stress dosing for fever >100.4° F, vomiting, trauma or surgery should continue to do so as prescribed by their endocrinologist. If there are additional concerns, call 513-636-4744 to talk with a member of our staff.

Immunocompromised Individuals

  • Individuals taking medications that suppress the immune system or have a disease that compromises the immune system are considered to be immunosuppressed.
  • Individuals taking high dose glucocorticoids for respiratory symptoms may have worse outcomes for COVID-19. The reason for the worse outcomes is not understood.
  • Individuals with type 1 diabetes are not considered to be immunocompromised unless they are taking a medication that suppresses the immune system.  

Transgender / LGBQT

Refer to the following websites for more information: 

  • The Trevor Project: The nation’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ people ages 13 to 24. Call 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) or use Trevor Chat, the Trevor Project's online messaging service.

Diabetes Mellitus

  • Individuals with type 1 diabetes are not considered to be immunocompromised unless they are taking a medication that suppresses the immune system. 
  • Refer to the following websites for more information:
  • International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

For Everyone

The Division of Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children's recommends following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Frequent handwashing
  • Social distancing.

> CDC: Get Your Household Ready for COVID-19: Find useful information about how to protect you and your family from COVID-19.

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