Newly diagnosed diabetes in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Mary Chandrika Anton
Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome Clinical Research & Reviews | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
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.