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Vol 9, No 4 (2020)
COVID-19 AND DIABETES
Published online: 2020-06-16
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Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19: factors associated with bad prognosis

Faycal El Guendouz, Sara Derrou, Yousra Benabdelfedil, Hassan Ouleghzal, Somaya Safi
DOI: 10.5603/DK.2020.0020
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Clinical Diabetology 2020;9(4):205-207.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2020)
COVID-19 AND DIABETES
Published online: 2020-06-16

Abstract

Diabetes is a risk factor for bad prognosis of COVID-19. Many mechanisms can explain the bad prognosis of COVID-19 in diabetics, but they remain hypothetical. The high prevalence of diabetes on the African continent, particularly in North Africa (12.2%), constitutes a threat of increased morbidity and mortality linked to COVID-19. We must pay particular attention to this fragile population, with more time and resources, especially for the elderly, obese or those with chronic complications of diabetes who have a high risk of developing severe forms.

Abstract

Diabetes is a risk factor for bad prognosis of COVID-19. Many mechanisms can explain the bad prognosis of COVID-19 in diabetics, but they remain hypothetical. The high prevalence of diabetes on the African continent, particularly in North Africa (12.2%), constitutes a threat of increased morbidity and mortality linked to COVID-19. We must pay particular attention to this fragile population, with more time and resources, especially for the elderly, obese or those with chronic complications of diabetes who have a high risk of developing severe forms.

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Keywords

COVID-19, coronavirus, diabetes

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Title

Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19: factors associated with bad prognosis

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2020)

Pages

205-207

Published online

2020-06-16

DOI

10.5603/DK.2020.0020

Bibliographic record

Clinical Diabetology 2020;9(4):205-207.

Keywords

COVID-19
coronavirus
diabetes

Authors

Faycal El Guendouz
Sara Derrou
Yousra Benabdelfedil
Hassan Ouleghzal
Somaya Safi

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