Journal article

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 patients with prediabetes

Nirmala Devi Chandrasekaran, Mohan Rao Velure Raja Rao, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish

DIABETES & METABOLIC SYNDROME-CLINICAL RESEARCH & REVIEWS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to examine the clinical characteristics and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with prediabetes. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 102 COVID-19 patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital in India between May and October 2020. RESULTS: Most patients had a poor clinical profile on admission. They had high rates of invasive mechanical ventilation (48%), intensive care unit admission (48%), complications (72.6%), and mortality (32.4%). CONCLUSION: People with prediabetes are at high risk for poor outcomes from COVID-19.