Diabetes: No. 1 accidental finding during Covid-19
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Dr Atul Gogia, senior consultant, internal medicine department, SGRH said nearly 10-15% of Covid patients, with no known history of diabetes, were being diagnosed with the lifestyle disorder.

“One explanation could be the accidental diagnosis. It is possible that the person had diabetes but did not know. Due to tests conducted as part of Covid treatment, he gets to know of it,” said the doctor, adding that they were conducting research to see whether Covid-19 could be triggering diabetes.

Covid-19 is known to affect multiple organs, including pancreas, which produces insulin, one of the main hormones that help regulate blood glucose levels, the SGRH doctor said.

“There is a bidirectional relationship between Covid-19 and diabetes. On the one hand, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of severe Covid-19. On the other, new-onset diabetes and severe metabolic complications of pre-existing diabetes, including diabetic ketoacidosis and hyper-osmolarity, have been observed in Covid-positive patients,” stated a letter published in New England Journal of Medicine in June, which was signed by 17 diabetes experts.

Another issue seen among Covid patients is sudden rise in blood sugar levels due to the administration of steroids, one of the very few medicines that have shown mortality benefit.

“Steroid administration leads to dangerously high levels of blood sugar among diabetics. But there are also instances of non-diabetics developing the complication,” said Dr Anoop Misra, chairman, Fortis C-Doc Hospital for diabetes.

Source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/diagnostics/diabetes-is-no-1-accidental-finding-during-covid-19/79437938
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True.. It needs to be researched..
Nov 27, 2020Like2
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It is most likely to coexist with diabetes where it becomes more dangerous treating covid 19 unless you tereat it with experetided approache is made to control diabets and simulataneusly catch hold of covid 19.
Nov 28, 2020Like