diabetes and coronavirus and Covid-19

KITLIVING

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, news, views

and support for people with diabetes is emerging almost daily.

Here's a round up to keep you in the loop…

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (2)

Staying safe & well in lockdown

T

he month of May saw

worrying stats linked to

diabetes and Covid-19

when it was reported that

26% of UK deaths from

the virus were people with diabetes. Of

course, it wasn't the first time diabetes

or associated conditions and the health

of individual nations had been in the

spotlight.

Earlier in April, the publication

European Scientist outlined facts and

figures surrounding Covid-19, obesity and

chronic metabolic disease, encouraging

people to be more health aware during

the pandemic. The article argued that the

general health in many western countries

was in a poor state before the Covid-19

outbreak, stating that over 60% of adults

are overweight or obese In the UK and

USA. It says this is relevant to Covid-19

because "excess body fat induces immune

dysregulation and chronic inflammation,

which is directly linked to the cytokine storm

that is responsible for Acute Respiratory

Distress Syndrome seen in influenza and

other respiratory viruses."

Data from the first 2,204 patients

admitted to 286 NHS ICUs with Covid19 reveal

that 72.7% were overweight or

obese. But it's not just weight - a larger

waist circumference is an issue of chronic

metabolic disease, which can affect many

of 'normal' weight. The article also cites

that just 12.2% of American adults are

considered metabolically healthy, with

less than a third of normal-weight people

also in this category. The article links this

with Type 2 diabetes by quoting from the

publication Nature that, "Patients with

Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome

might have to up 10 times greater risk of

death when they contract Covid-19". As

a result, the authors called for mandatory

glucose and metabolic control of people

with Type 2 diabetes to improve outcomes

and suggested this should be a priority in

all people with the virus.

To read the article CLICK HERE.

Food industry?

Rumbling away since the pandemic

began, the food industry has been under

scrutiny as the evidence mounted that

a poor diet is a significant factor behind

increased mortality from Covid-19.

Research from the US Centre for Disease

Control examining 99 countries and 14

states in March has shown that 60% of

patients aged 18-49 hospitalised with the

virus were obese. It was also the biggest

risk factor in people aged 50-64. At the

same time, obesity was also an underlying

condition in 41% of patients over the age

of 65 with high blood pressure being

prominent in over 70% of cases.

Medical professionals called for public

health messages to be updated as a

matter of urgency. London Cardiologist Dr

Aseem Malhotra told the BBC that "the

time is now to tell the public to change

their diet" and we "could significantly

reduce risk of dying from COVID-19

by changing your diet." He went on to

continued over

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