Diabetes and COVID-19

Why does diabetes increase the risk of dangerous complications with COVID-19?

Scientists have explained the reason why diabetes increases the risk of dangerous complications with COVID-19. Diabetics are more likely to die, according to a study by staff from Wuhan University in China.

The work of experts confirms that those suffering from high blood sugar content are more likely to die with COVID-19. Coronavirus is able to increase glucose metabolism through a phenomenon known in medical circles as "cytokine storm". It manifests itself in the fact that the body produces an excessive number of immune cells. The latter often spike in the lungs, which increases the risk of death in the case of coronavirus infection.

The conclusions of the researchers are made as a result of an experiment involving mice, reported on the pages of Science Advances. Rodents received glucosamine, which produced more cytokines, the active components of immune cells.

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