Patients with diabetes must protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus as it can increase death risk for those with diabetes. Knowing how to detect a fake N95 mask is essential.

Counterfeit N95 face masks have increased. According to the CDC, there is no guarantee they provide the same protection as masks approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the United States agency that regulates filtering facepiece respirators. But recognizing phony N95s can be easy using a few simple steps.