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Emerging data from China indicate that persons with diabetes are at high risk for COVID-19 infection along with increased risk for complications, including death. Glycemic control is extremely important as limited influenza studies have shown that elevated blood glucose levels can directly increase lung glucose concentration, which, in turn, increases influenza virus infection and replication. Elevated glucose levels may also suppress the antiviral immune response and exacerbate respiratory dysfunction.
Clinicians should stress to people with diabetes the need to maintain stable blood glucose levels, practice social distancing, and maintain normal physical activity levels.
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The spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached pandemic proportions and represents a threat for increased morbidity and mortality, globally. In many regions this increased morbidity and mortality is particularly seen in older persons and those presenting with co-morbidities such as overt diabetes, obesity and hypertension.1-4 The high incidence of diabetes throughout the world makes this particularly concerning as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. To this point emerging data particularly from China, indicates that patients with diabetes are at high risk for COVID-19 infection.