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Research shows virus disproportionately afflicts diabetics

February 19, 2021

Shanghai medical experts teamed up with colleagues in Wuhan, the initial front line of the battle against the novel coronavirus, to research the relationship between blood sugar and the outcomes of COVID-19 patients with diabetes.

COVID-19 patients with high blood sugar had a significantly higher risk of poor outcomes, such as requiring intensive care, respiratory machines and falling into critical condition, according to research conducted by Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital.

The article “Thresholds of Glycemia and the Outcomes of COVID-19 Complicated With Diabetes: A Retrospective Exploratory Study Using Continuous Glucose Monitoring” was published by the medical journal Diabetes Care, hospital