About this Research Topic
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.
*For articles relating to other aspects of Covid-19 and endocrine research, please see the Research Topic, Endocrinology and COVID-19: A Cross-Disciplinary Topic
*For articles relating to Long Covid-19 and Diabetes, please see the related Research Topic, Long COVID and Diabetes
*For articles relating to Thyroid and Covid-19, please see the related Research Topic, The Thyroid and Covid-19
*For articles relating to Covid-19 Cancer Patients, please, see the related research Topic, New Drugs for treating COVID-19 Cancer Patients
Keywords: Diabetes, COVID-19, Glucose, Blood glucose, SARS, Covid, Coronavirus, Diabetes Mellitus
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