Diabetes and COVID-19

“Diabetes is generally a major risk factor for the development of severe pneumonia and sepsis due to virus infections, and data from several sources suggest the risk for death from COVID-19 is up to 50% higher in people with diabetes than those without, they say” – Miriam E Tucker, Medscape, April 28, 2020, More guidance on “vulnerable subgroup” with Diabetes and COVID-19.

Source: https://diatribe.org/what-you-need-know-about-diabetes-and-coronavirus

An article from Medscape lists what can be safely used, what medicines be dropped and what medications be used with caution:


Patients who have diabetes must seek professional consultation and get education regarding COVID-19 symptoms, dos and donts and most importantly, know what medications they shouldn’t be taking in case they become positive to the virus.

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