Blood Sugar

Poor Blood Sugar Control is a Problem for COVID-19

by Mike Mutzel


Key Takeaways from this Study

  • Diabetes status increased the need for medical interventions during COVID-19
  • Diabetes status increased the mortality risk of patients with COVID-19
  • Well-controlled blood glucose correlated with improved outcomes in infected patients

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 “…we found that compared to individuals with well-controlled blood glucose, poor glycemic control in patients with COVID-19 and pre-existing type 2 diabetes was associated with worse outcomes, involving increased need for medical interventions, multi-organ injuries, and higher mortalities.”

Study: Zhu L, She Z-G, Cheng X, et al. Association of Blood Glucose Control and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 and Pre-existing Type 2 Diabetes. Cell Metab. April 2020:1-24. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2020.04.021.

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