Are diabetic patients more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection?

Published by Editorial Team |Published : October 11, 2020 10:20 PM IST

When it comes to the vulnerability to COVID-19 infection, there is no difference between people with diabetes and those without diabetes. However, the morbidity and mortality rate due to COVID-19 infection is much higher in diabetics than any other coronavirus patients without diabetes, said Dr. Anoop Mishra, Chairman, Fortis C-DOC.

During the Health Summit 2020 organized by TheHelathSite.com, Dr. Mishra also explained why people with diabetes have higher their chances of developing serious complications from COVID-19, and what extra precautions should they be taking to avoid the risk.

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