Undoubtedly, with the spread of Coronavirus, everyone should be careful to prevent COVID-19 virus infection.
In these special days of the world, there may be some questions about the relation between coronavirus and diabetics patients.
But diabetic patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes should be more careful.
The risk of corona in these patients is not higher than the others.
However, infection coronavirus and diabetic patients, especially if diabetes is not properly controlled, can lead to more severe complications than others.
In this context, we will examine coronavirus and diabetic patients.
Preliminary studies have shown that about 25% of people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection have diabetes.
And most of them have lost their lives due to severe side effects.
Because high blood sugar levels weaken the immune system and prevent patients from being able to fight infection.
These risks and the likelihood of developing a severe coronavirus infection are far greater in diabetics with other conditions, such as heart or lung disease.
Infection can increase the risk of complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and sepsis. To treat sepsis, doctors must monitor the patient’s fluid and electrolyte levels. DKA kills electrolytes and makes sepsis control more difficult.
We all know that when the coronavirus disease spreads, we should stay at home as much as possible and not leave the house.
This law also applies to patients with diabetes, and these patients must abide by this rule much more.
The best way to prevent getting sick is to stay at home as much as possible and maintain good personal hygiene. Patients must wash their hands with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds before injecting insulin.
COVID-19 can reduce patients’ appetite and negatively affect the number of energy people needs.
Patients’ bodies need a lot of fluids during illness, so these people need to drink plenty of water.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of COVID-19.
In addition, type 2 diabetes can increase the incidence of infectious and common diseases, and type 1 diabetes increases the risk of complications and mortality in these patients.
According to the American Diabetes Association, among people with coronavirus, diabetics have a much higher rate of complications and mortality than people without diabetes.
Because dysfunction of the immune system in diabetics weakens the immune system and makes them more vulnerable to infection.
Hyperglycemia (caused by high blood sugar or glucose in the blood) can disrupt the immune system of diabetics and expose people to infection.
Diabetes can affect patients’ circulatory systems and delay their recovery.
On the other hand, inflammation of the body caused by uncontrolled diabetes can reduce the immune system’s response to pathogens.
Pregnant women with gestational diabetes are far more vulnerable to infection and disease.
And they need to stay at home and follow ways to prevent coronavirus.
Chronic viruses can cause more severe symptoms in people with diabetes, as well as in the elderly.
When people become infected with the coronavirus,
The patient’s body tries to fight the virus by releasing glucose (sugar) stored in the bloodstream.
But because the body of people with diabetes cannot produce much insulin,
Therefore, the blood sugar of these patients increases if they contract the coronavirus.
And make it more difficult to manage diabetes.
For most people, coronavirus is a mild disease that does not cause any obvious symptoms.
but in diabetics, it may even cause more serious complications, as well as long-term problems with the eyes, legs, and other areas of the body, and even death.
with this article, we try to familiarize you with the relation between coronavirus and diabetics patients.
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Author: Maryam Shiani
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