Type 2 diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are the most common medical conditions in patients with COVID-19 infections. New evidence shows an important link to a person’s metabolism and how the virus causes such devastating effects. For example, COVID-19 has a direct negative effect on the pancreas. This is important because the pancreas is the organ that normally produces insulin, a chemical the body needs to control blood sugar levels. Doctors need to ensure early and thorough metabolic control for all patients affected by COVID-19. The bottom line: if a person is exposed to COVID-19, then excellent control of diabetes and blood pressure has to happen right away.
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