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A thorough understanding of the nature of diabetes, heart disease helps patients stay safe during the pandemic

 

Last updated 9/23/2020 at 11:15am

It's important that people with pre-existing medical conditions manage them closely with their doctor during the pandemic.

Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with two or more pre-existing conditions have 4.5 times greater risk of needing treatment at a hospital if they contract COVID-19, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How diabetes affects heart health

If you have diabetes, your body either makes too much or not enough insulin, which results in too much glucose in your bloodstream. Over time, high blood glucose levels can increase...



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