Why people with diabetes are more susceptible to Covid-19

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Since the onset of Covid-19, diabetes has emerged as one of the leading pre-existing conditions that places patients at a higher risk of death.

What you need to know:

  • Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2 expose patients to more severe Covid-19 and higher mortality rates.
  • But even without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, having abnormally high blood sugar levels increases the risk of death in Covid-19 patients.
  • Majority of patients with Covid-19 are now known to be vulnerable to glucose metabolic disorders.

Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki did not know that she was diabetic until after she was admitted at the Aga Khan University with Covid-19.


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