Diabetes and coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Original versionUnnikrishnan, R., Saboo, B. D., Kesavadev, J., Desphande, N., Aravind, S. R., Joshi, S. ... Mohan, V. (2020). Diabetes and coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Journal of Diabetology, 11(2), 52-56. doi: 10.4103/jod.jod_36_20
Ever since the coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic started hitting the world, the connection between diabetes and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) started becoming more clear. In this article, we asked the question whether people with diabetes are more prone to COVID-19 and whether they also are likely to get more severe form with the disease and have worse outcomes than people without diabetes. We also discussed the mechanisms by which diabetes worsens COVID-19 and also possible changes to the treatment of diabetes in the presence of COVID-19. Finally, we discuss preventive strategies that need to be taken in people with diabetes to prevent COVID-19.