Of all the COVID-19 cases in China, 32% were diabetics and 10% of those diabetics died within 10 days of infection. In India, 50 to 60% of coronavirus deaths were related to diabetes. European countries also attributed diabetes as the major contributing factor in the death rate of Covid-19. America records 28% of coronavirus deaths due to diabetes.
Diabetes plays a big role in Covid-19 deaths because it is much easier for a diabetic to catch the coronavirus. So why are diabetic patients more prone to getting the coronavirus? Diabetic patients are unable to generate enough blood cells used to fight infections. When we get infections, our body secretes hormones. These hormones are produced much more in diabetics than normal people. This is one of the major contributing factors of diabetics patients being more prone to catching covid -19. As a person who is diabetic or obese has a much higher chance of getting infected, it is best to seek help.
Dr. Sunil Sharma is specialized in treating obese patients and curing Diabetes in Jacksonville, Florida.
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