Poor blood glucose level compromises insulin production in the body and suppresses immunity. Diabetes can also make a person find it harder to harness nutrients, have bad blood flow and may even have prolonged recovery timelines.
As with COVID-19, diabetes can make it harder to fight off viral load, but also invite other diseases. As per doctors, diabetic patients who are not just prone to hospitalization have underlying vascular issues, which makes them more likely to suffer from issues like cardiovascular lapses, respiratory decline, chronic lung diseases.
Apart from this, there could also be some symptoms and signs of COVID-19, which diabetic patients need to be extra careful of: