Type 2 diabetics are TWICE as likely to die from Covid-19, new research shows

A third of deaths from coronavirus have occurred among individuals with diabetes, which is linked to excess weight and a lack of exercise. Pictured: Glucometer used to manage the condition.
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Conclusions Although clinical data supporting an influence of all these drugs on the course of the disease are limited, this is an interesting background for further research that might help unravel the complex mechanisms underlying the link between COVID-19 and diabetes.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
A 68-year-old man presented to the emergency department of our hospital complaining of high-grade fever for the last 10 days. He was receiving a broad-spectrum antibiotic (Clarithromycin) and an antiviral drug (Oseltamivir) for 3 days prior to admission with no improvement. His medical history included hypertension and well-controlled Type 2 diabetes mellitus, under treatment with oral anti-diabetic agents. Arterial blood gases revealed acute hypoxemic (Type I) respiratory failure. Multiple diffuse infiltrates on both lungs were apparent in his chest X-ray.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
I have results from my clinic… Three of my diabetic patients went into remission after using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Two patients had type 1 diabetes… and another had type 2 diabetes. All three recovered with oxygen therapy. Most mainstream doctors would scoff at the idea… they “know” there’s no cure for diabetes. And to be treated for it with oxygen seems laughable. If you’re a regular reader, you know more about oxygen therapy than 99% of the general public, including most doctors. But the reason diabetes responds so well to oxygen may surprise you… It al...
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During these unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that some populations are at increased risk of severe illness, complications, and death once contracting the novel coronavirus. This is particularly the case for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.1-5 Treatment of people with the disease of obesity and related disease is critical in the strategy to decrease risk of poor outcomes and death following COVID-19. Metabolic/bariatric surgery is the only proven, long-term, successful intervention for patients suffering from clinically severe obesity.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
TYPE 2 DIABETES is one of the underlying health conditions that make somebody more vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus. Now diabetics may face self-isolation while others are allowed to move on with their lives.
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The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
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The risk of death from COVID-19 is three and a half times higher for patients with type 1 diabetes and two times higher for those with type 2 diabetes, compared with people without the condition, new NHS research shows.
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I was caught off guard by the Coronavirus just like everyone else. I look back now in horror at all the times I sat right next to people — even a sneezing guy on an airplane — and wandered around blithely without a mask. At the beginning of March, though, it all changed. I was picking Nat up from his day program on a Thursday for a doctor’s appointment, but while waiting for him to collect his things, I noticed how few people were in the room, and how few vans there were outside. I asked Paul, his dear friend and case manager, and Paul said that people were not coming in because of the virus. Suddenly...
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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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