Endocrinologists share 'practical' COVID-19 advice

The consensus recommendations recognise the increased risk of the pandemic for patients with diabetes

Severe COVID-19 can lead to a ‘tremendous’ requirement for insulin in people with type 2 diabetes while those with type 1 disease are at risk of severe ketoacidosis, according to an international panel of endocrinologists.

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Some 20 eminent specialists, including Professor Paul Zimmet from Monash University in Melbourne, offer tips for treating patients with diabetes and COVID-19 in a commentary in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

“In general, people with all forms of diabetes are at increased risk

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