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Diabetes Is Main Risk Factor for Quickly Advancing COVID-19 Illness


Japanese researchers have discovered that the presence of diabetes seems to be the most significant indicator of rapidly progressing COVID-19 disease. The study included more than 100 patients who were hospitalized for mild COVID-19 illness; more than half presented with type 2 diabetes. Of those patients who moved from moderate illness to severe disease that necessitated intubation, 88% had type 2 diabetes. An A1c level of greater than 6.1% was the biggest indicator that patients would move into the severe category. Click here to read more.

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