Journal of Diabetology

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: 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52--56

Diabetes and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19)


Ranjit Unnikrishnan1, Banshi Saboo2, Jothydev Kesavadev3, Neeta Deshpande4, Sosale Ramachandra Aravind5, Shashank Joshi6, Ranjit Mohan Anjana1, Akhtar Hussain7, Viswanathan Mohan1 
1 Department of Diabetology, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Diabetology, Dia Care – Diabetes Care and Hormone Clinic, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Diabetology, Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centers, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
4 Department of Diabetology, Belgaum Diabetes Centre, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Diabetology, Diacon Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
6 Department of Diabetology, Joshi Clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
7 Department of Diabetology, Nord University, Bodø, Norway

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ranjit Unnikrishnan
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, No. 4, Conran Smith Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai 600086, Tamil Nadu.
India

Ever since the coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic started hitting the world, the connection between diabetes and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) started becoming more clear. In this article, we asked the question whether people with diabetes are more prone to COVID-19 and whether they also are likely to get more severe form with the disease and have worse outcomes than people without diabetes. We also discussed the mechanisms by which diabetes worsens COVID-19 and also possible changes to the treatment of diabetes in the presence of COVID-19. Finally, we discuss preventive strategies that need to be taken in people with diabetes to prevent COVID-19.


How to cite this article:
Unnikrishnan R, Saboo B, Kesavadev J, Deshpande N, Aravind SR, Joshi S, Anjana RM, Hussain A, Mohan V. Diabetes and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).J Diabetol 2020;11:52-56


How to cite this URL:
Unnikrishnan R, Saboo B, Kesavadev J, Deshpande N, Aravind SR, Joshi S, Anjana RM, Hussain A, Mohan V. Diabetes and coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). J Diabetol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];11:52-56
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