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COVID-19 Risk by Diabetes Type: Data from newly published articles

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Two studies of risk factors associated with COVID-19 mortality in type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients that were issued as preprints have now been published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology after peer review.

One of the analyses, which was a nationwide whole-population analysis, suggests that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are associated with a significantly heightened risk for in-hospital death with COVID-19. The second study revealed that increased COVID-19-related mortality was linked with cardiovascular and renal complications, as well as glycemic control and body mass index (BMI).

The whole-population study demonstrated that over one-third of 23,698 in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the study period occurred in people with diabetes. These included 31.4% in people with type 2 diabetes and 1.5% in those with type 1 diabetes… (Medscape)

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