Do people with diabetes experience a higher rate of serious complications from COVID-19?
Simply said: yes. People with diabetes do face a higher chance of experiencing serious complications from CV19 and it is understood that generally not only do diabetics in general suffer more severe symptoms but the risk increases the more severe and poorly controlled the diabetes. This is due to the fact that these risk factors increase the probability of the patient having other diabetes-related complications such as heart disease. Additionally the diabetes also reduces the bodies ability to as effectively fight infections.