Diabetes and the “black fungus” threat add to the COVID-19 surge in India
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Diabetes and the “black fungus” threat add to the COVID-19 surge in India

India has been witnessing a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks, with deaths also reaching new records. The New York Times reports that there are now over 350,000 daily COVID-19 cases. Hundreds of thousands of deaths are likely to follow. With hospitals and caregivers struggling to help, one more sad twist…

Can You Diagnose COVID-19 From a Cough?
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Can You Diagnose COVID-19 From a Cough?

As we and many others in the field have recorded, COVID-19 poses a more serious risk to people with underlying health conditions and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. The numbers are alarming – a Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology study mining 61 million medical records in the United Kingdom reported that 30% of COVID-19 deaths occurred among people with diabetes. Prevention…

Why COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Particular Concern For People With Diabetes
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Why COVID-19 Reinfections Are a Particular Concern For People With Diabetes

COVID-19 continues to spread and severely impact the world. People of all ages are being infected but as we have covered before, people with diabetes seem to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill as the virus can be harder to treat due to fluctuations in blood glucose levels and, possibly, the presence of diabetes complications. We…

COVID-19 Lockdowns Resulted in Increased  Diabetic Amputations
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COVID-19 Lockdowns Resulted in Increased Diabetic Amputations

Diabetic foot syndrome is one of the serious consequences of long-term uncontrolled diabetes, due to a mix of peripheral neuropathy and micro-vasculopathy in the lower extremities. “Diabetic foot” is defined as infection, ulceration or destruction of tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy or peripheral artery disease in the lower extremity of a person with…

What Are the Long-Term Health Issues of COVID-19 For Diabetics?
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What Are the Long-Term Health Issues of COVID-19 For Diabetics?

Most people who have COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks, but older people and those with serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms. It can damage lungs and many other organs (i.e., liver and kidneys) and increase the risk of long-term health problems. Data from the COVID Symptom Study suggest that 10% to…

How Superspreader Events Impact the Spread of COVID-19
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How Superspreader Events Impact the Spread of COVID-19

For the past six months, the Coronavirus has traversed the globe, infecting one person after another. The novel virus poses a particular threat to people living with diabetes and can even cause diabetes in otherwise healthy individuals. Early on, researchers estimated that a person carrying the Coronavirus would, on average, infect another two to three people….

Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes?
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Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes?

Evidence is building up convincingly to support the theory that patients with an underlying health condition, like diabetes are far more likely to be seriously affected by COVID-19 than otherwise healthy people. According to data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, fewer than 2% of previously healthy people…