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Type 2 diabetes common in patients with worsening COVID-19 progression in Japan



More than 70% of patients admitted to a hospital in Japan with moderate COVID-19 whose condition worsened during hospitalization had dysglycemia, according to study findings.
“In our study, diabetes may constitute the largest risk factor in the accelerated progression of COVID-19 patients to the severe state,” Shizuka Kaneko, MD, PhD, director of the department of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at the Takatsuki Red Cross Hospital in Osaka, Japan, told Healio. “Additionally, the majority of deaths were elderly — the average age was 84.5 years. This figure is

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