Named disease that increases the risk of death during the coronavirus in 12 times

Diabetes can increase the risk of death in COVID-19 to 12 times, according to the portal MedicalXpress with reference to the Centres at the counter and prevention of diseases of the USA.

It is noted that infected by coronavirus diabetics are also six times more likely to require hospitalization. Also, according to the portal, the statistics collected for several months of the pandemic, have shown that diabetes is on the second place according to the severity of complications COVID-19 after cardiovascular diseases.

A scientist from the University of California in San Francisco Prakash Didwania reminded that diabetes has a number of complications, including kidney disease, stroke, myocardial infarction, violation of innervation of the limbs, reaching to amputation, and vision impairment. The most serious complication researcher calls the loss of efficiency of the immune system.

In turn, Dr. Joshua Department of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism Medical center of the Wexner of Ohio state University in Columbus stated the need for patients with elevated blood sugar be in constant contact with doctors and social workers. Doctors, thinks Joseph, should monitor the possible occurrence of hypoglycemia, which is no less dangerous than the increase of glucose in the blood.

The doctor also expressed the opinion that in this matter can help telemedicine: patients will be able to submit data on the sugar levels and other indicators on which the doctors will make the decision about the need to bring the patient to the hospital, previously isolated from the infected with the coronavirus.

During the entire period of the pandemic in Russia has identified about 812 thousand cases COVID-19, 13 269 people died, more than 600 thousand recovered. One-third of the reported cases — nearly 238 thousand were in Moscow. With more than 174 thousands of patients have already recovered.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.