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People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been highly affected by Covid-19 as they are at a higher risk of developing Covid-19-related complications. The relationship between diabetes mellitus and Covid-19 is complex and multidirectional, nonetheless our efforts to better understand its ...

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been highly affected by Covid-19 as they are at a higher risk of developing Covid-19-related complications. The relationship between diabetes mellitus and Covid-19 is complex and multidirectional, nonetheless our efforts to better understand its pathophysiology is evolving at a rapid pace. Individuals with diabetes mellitus are known to be more susceptible to contracting severe Covid-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, there is also evidence that Covid-19 may influence the pathophysiology of diabetes, affecting blood glucose control not only in those already pre-disposed or living with diabetes but also in those without the disease.

Given the global burden of diabetes and the pandemic course of SARS-CoV-2, more research into the relationship between Covid-19 and diabetes mellitus is vital if we are to effectively treat and understand these diseases in an interconnected manner. We therefore welcome original research and review papers contributing to novel information on the relationship between Covid-19 and diabetes, new-onset diabetes, and severe metabolic complications of preexisting diabetes including kidney disease as well as cardiovascular diseases.

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Keywords: Diabetes, COVID-19, Glucose, Blood glucose, SARS, Covid, Coronavirus, Diabetes Mellitus


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