Many people know that diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar, which is caused by a deficiency in insulin secretion or impaired biological action, or both. High blood sugar, which persists in diabetes, leads to chronic damage and dysfunction of various tissues, especially the eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, and nerves. So is there a link between diabetes and neo-coronavirus infection?
A peer-reviewed study backed by Glytec, an insulin management software company, was published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology,media reported. New research shows that new coronary pneumonia patients have higher mortality rates due to underlying diseases such as diabetes or poor blood sugar control.
The new study is believed to stem from observations of 1,122 patients hospitalized in the U.S. for new coronary pneumonia between March 1 and April 6, and patient data from 88 hospitals in 11 states was collected and sent to Glytec’s database.
The data showed that 40 percent of the participants had diabetes or high blood sugar, which meant that their blood sugar levels were too high (two or more times during any 24 hours of hospitalization, with blood glucose monitoring readings above 180 mg/dL), or that the glycated hemoglobin A1C level was greater than or equal to 6.5 percent.
The results showed that these new coronary pneumonia patients, who themselves had underlying diseases, had nearly four times more deaths in hospital than the average patient.
As of May 16, a total of 1487,076 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been confirmed in the United States, and the number of deaths from new coronary pneumonia has reached 88,606, making it the worst outbreak in the world.