Hidden Condition Increases COVID-19 Mortality (SHOCKING!)
Some diseases don’t discriminate.
COVID-19 isn’t one of them.
Some people breeze through the infection. But if you already have an underlying medical problem – like heart disease, a chronic respiratory disease, or type 2 diabetes – you’re much more likely to develop severe complications.
In fact, people with type 2 diabetes have TWICE the risk of DYING from COVID-19.
But you could be at risk even if you don’t have diabetes.
A recent study showed that having high blood sugar levels increases your risk of dying from COVID-19… even if you don’t have type 2 diabetes.
In a study published in Annals of Medicine, researchers analyzed data from over 11,000 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 averaging 67 years old.
They divided them into three groups based on their blood sugar levels when they were admitted to the hospital: normal, high, and very high.
They found a correlation between blood sugar levels and the risk of dying from COVID-19.
The higher the blood sugar levels, the higher the risk of death.
Here’s the kicker: This held true even if the patient did not have type 2 diabetes.
I’ll say it another way: Having high blood sugar levels can increase your risk of dying from COVID-19 even if you don’t have type 2 diabetes.
Of the people who died from COVID-19, only 15.7 percent had normal blood sugar levels, while 41.1 percent had very high blood sugar levels.
In addition to upping their risk of death, having very high blood sugar levels increased the risk of being put in the intensive care unit (ICU) and of needing to be put on a ventilator.
Now, it’s possible that some of these patients had type 2 diabetes without knowing it.
It’s also possible that there were other factors involved. For example, inflammation is associated with the severity of COVID-19, but the researchers didn’t include inflammatory markers in their study.
And of course, it could all be connected, since high blood sugar levels tend to increase your overall inflammation in your body.
Regardless, there’s a clear connection between your blood sugar levels and COVID-19 risk, and it’s something doctors (and patients) need to be aware of.
Adding in glucose screening protocols when patients are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19—and taking steps to get those glucose levels under control if they’re high—could mean the difference between life and death.
Don’t assume your blood sugar levels are in the safe range just because you’ve never been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
And don’t wait until you’re admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 to do something about it.
Have your levels tested now, and take steps to get your blood sugar under control if it’s high.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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