Is Inhaled Insulin Safe During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

DiabetesMine explores whether inhalable insulin for diabetes has an impact on coronavirus infection.
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Baljit Singh, Rakesh Garg, S S C Chakra Rao, Syed M Ahmed, JV Divatia, TV Ramakrishnan, Lalit Mehdiratta, Muralidhar Joshi, Naveen Malhotra, Sukhminder Jit Singh BajwaIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(14):91-96 Management of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) remains challenging. The challenges are not only limited to its preventive strategies, but also extend to curative treatment, and are amplified during the management of critically ill patients with COVID-19. Older persons with comorbidities like diabetes mellitu...
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
NHS England has called on people with diabetes to access help available to them, including a new dedicated helpline, together with Diabetes UK, Novo Nordisk and Insulet, to advise those who need help with insulin, as well as online tools to help manage condition during outbreak.
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People living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19 with a third of deaths in England associated with the condition, according to new NHS research.
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The global concern is currently focused on the novel coronavirus, named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which was isolated in China in January 2020. This virus is responsible for an outbreak of pneumonia, defined as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which appeared in Hubei province (China) at the end of 2019 and later spread worldwide [1].
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
NHS ’s first breakdown of underlying health conditions also finds 18% had dementiaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in four people who havedied in hospital with Covid-19 also had diabetes, the NHS ’s first breakdown of underlying health conditions among the fatalities shows.Of the 22,332 people who died in hospital in England between 31 March and 12 May, 5,873 (26%) suffered from either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, NHS England figures reveal.Continue reading...
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Conclusion Among laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19, patients with any comorbidity yielded poorer clinical outcomes than those without. A greater number of comorbidities also correlated with poorer clinical outcomes.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections and tuberculosis Original Articles: Infectious disease Source Type: research
Chris EdwardsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)says that it “has a  unique mission—to save lives by deploying effective, proven strategies to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to disease outbreaks at their source.”But the CDCwas slow to recognize the size of the COVID-19 threat and it fumbled the ball in numerous ways.CDC DirectorRobert Redfieldtweeted January 14 that “there is no confirmed person‐​to‐​person spread” of the illness, and on January 28 heemailed CDC colleagues that “the virus is not spreading in the U.S. at this time. ”A ProPublicaan...
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About 20% of UK population vulnerable but not included in government ’s shielding adviceEight million people with underlying health conditions should be exempted from plans to get the country back to work and normal life, according to scientists who warn that easing lockdown too quickly could propel the Covid-19 death toll to 73,000 this year.About 80% of the population have little to fear from a return to work, but 20% are vulnerable from one or more common conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart problems, say researchers from University College London (UCL) in a Lancet study published on Wednesday.Continue reading...
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During the pandemic caused by the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) questions arise on risk of patients with autoimmune conditions under immunosuppressive drugs (IS). There is a mounting evidence that severe COVID-19 is characterized by an imbalanced multi-system immune-inflammatory response to the pathogen by the host, and acknowledged risk factors for poorer outcome are older age and preexisting non-respiratory chronic pro-inflammatory conditions such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease (1).
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
During the coronavirus outbreak, people with conditions like diabetes and kidney disease are adapting their medical routines to avoid exposure.
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