“Diabetes is generally a major risk factor for the development of severe pneumonia and sepsis due to virus infections, and data from several sources suggest the risk for death from COVID-19 is up to 50% higher in people with diabetes than those without, they say” – Miriam E Tucker, Medscape, April 28, 2020, More guidance on “vulnerable subgroup” with Diabetes and COVID-19.
An article from Medscape lists what can be safely used, what medicines be dropped and what medications be used with caution:
Patients who have diabetes must seek professional consultation and get education regarding COVID-19 symptoms, dos and donts and most importantly, know what medications they shouldn’t be taking in case they become positive to the virus.
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