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Mexican case study finds similar mortality rates in diabetic patients with and without COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

In a large case study based in Mexico, researchers recently examined the mortality risk associated with diabetes in symptomatic COVID-19 patients.

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed nearly 1.461 million lives across the world. Studies have shown that COVID-19 patients who have diabetes are at greater risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, and intubation, compared to patients without diabetes. Although diabetes is a common comorbidity in fatal COVID-19 cases, whether diabetes is directly associated with COVID-19 mortality is not clear.
Some previous studies have suggested an association between diabetes and mortality…

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