More bad news from the Covid-19 front. Now a new study says that Covid-19 can be fatal for patients who have high blood sugar levels, even if they do not have diabetes.
Friends, it is time for another Covid-19 alert. After the news that Covid-19 is airborne has gripped us, here’s another update that has shaken us: a study making a dangerous relationship between novel coronovirus infections and high blood sugar levels.
The study, published in the journal Diabetologia, Found that patients with coronavirus with high blood sugar levels without previous diagnosis of diabetes may have a higher risk of death and an increased risk of serious complications from infectious disease.
So, basically even if you don’t have diabetes – you may be at risk. If you get Covid-19 and your blood sugar level increases it can adversely affect your organs, especially if your immunity is not sufficiently affected.
No direct association with fasting blood sugar has yet been found
According to scientists, earlier studies, including those from Tongji Medical College in China, established high blood sugar in Covid-19 patients with an increased risk of mortality and poor outcomes.
However, he stated that the relationship between the hospital admission of Covid-19 patients and the fasting blood glucose (FBG) level without clinical outcomes-diabetes is not well established.
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“Blood sugar testing and control should be recommended to all Covid-19 patients, even if they do not have pre-existing diabetes, as most Covid-19 patients have glucose metabolic disorders,” they wrote in the study.
The study observed four complications in patients
Researchers have found the severity of pneumonia in Covid-19 patients based on four indicators:
- Level of confusion
- Respiratory rate
- blood pressure
It should be noted that according to the study, the average age of the participants was 59 years.
A total of 208 individuals had one or more underlying conditions, but diabetes was not diagnosed, with scientists stating that high blood pressure was common comorbidity.
Researchers said that about a third of patients fall into the highest FBG category on admission, adding that type 2 diabetes would be diagnosed if found consistently.
Men are 75% more at risk
Yes, you read it right. Sadly, researchers have assumed that men were 75% more likely to die than women and that patients with higher scores of CRB65 were also at higher risk of death.
Scientists noted in the study, “This study shows that for the first time, increasing FBG at the time of admission is associated with 28-day mortality and the percentage of hospital complications in Covid-19 patients.” .
According to scientists, Covid-19 patients may suffer from high blood sugar brought on by other conditions.
He stated that acutely ill patients may develop acute insulin resistance, which is manifested by high levels of blood sugar and insulin levels.
Researchers wrote in the study, “Pain occurs in patients with abnormally high blood sugar tendencies due to diabetes-related conditions such as severe sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and traumatic brain injury.”
A silly result requires more data
According to the researchers, the data are not sufficient to study the effect of glucose-lowering treatments such as insulin on the outcome of patients.
Having said that, they believe that acute hyperglycemia is more important than long-term blood sugar control in predicting the clinical outcomes of hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
The authors suggest that possible mechanisms for this increased death include glucose-induced changes in blood in blood clots, deterioration of blood vessel walls, and overproduction of inflammatory immune-system molecules.
Finally, they stated that measuring fasting blood sugar levels can help assess prognosis and help improve overall outcomes in coronovirus treatment.