The effect of covid-19 on patients with diabetes

Kimberly E. Ng, Joshua P. Rickard

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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has quickly spread, infecting and claiming the lives of many as healthcare professionals around the globe work tirelessly to treat patients who become infected. According to the American Diabetes Association, at this time, there are insufficient data to show if those with diabetes are more likely to become infected with COVID-19; however, those with diabetes have worse outcomes, such as higher rates of serious complications. This article discusses proposed mechanisms associated with increased risk of negative COVID-19 outcomes in patients with diabetes, comorbidities, and management of diabetes in patients with COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationU.S. Pharmacist
StatePublished - Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes


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