Journal article

Newly diagnosed diabetes in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19

Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Mary Chandrika Anton

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to study newly diagnosed diabetes in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of COVID-19 patients who were admitted to a tertiary care hospital in India from May to October 2020. RESULTS: Of 102 patients, 21 (20.6%) had newly diagnosed diabetes on admission. Of which, four (19.0%) had marked hyperglycemia with no ketosis or ketoacidosis. CONCLUSION: In this study of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19, newly diagnosed diabetes and marked hyperglycemia in those with newly diagnosed diabetes were common.