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Diabetes and COVID-19 infection


Based on the epidemiological data currently available, diabetes does not seem to be a risk factor for infection with SARS-CoV-2 but may be associated with a more severe course. Diabetes is extremely common in older patients with co-morbidities who are at risk of unfavorable outcomes. As with any other infection, poorly controlled pre-existing diabetes can promote secondary infections and lead to acute complications related to hyperglycemia, worsened itself by the infection. It is important to advise patients to have enough diabetic equipment and supplies at home, to make regular blood glucose self-tests, and to contact a caregiver immediately in case of glycemic imbalance or signs of infection. Antidiabetic therapy may need adjustments following usual sick day rules. Insulin therapy should be considered to treat any persistent hyperglycemia in patients hospitalized for an acute infection.
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hal-03564680 , version 1 (10-02-2022)


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Christophe Kosinski, Anne Zanchi, Anne Wojtusciszyn. Diabetes and COVID-19 infection. Revue medicale suisse, 2020, 16 (692), pp.939-943. ⟨hal-03564680⟩
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