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Diabetes Update: Post Intensive Care Syndrome after COVID-19
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
The article discusses post-intensive care syndrome and its relation to diabetes. As the pandemic continues to spread across the world, there has been a phenomenal increase in hospitalizations, admission to hospital intensive care units (ICUs) and fatalities. During these times people with diabetes are at the risk of developing severe symptoms and complications of COVID-19 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) both type 1 and type 2 diabetics are at a higher risk. It’s even riskier if your blood glucose levels are frequently high or if you’ve developed diabetes-related problems like heart or kidney disease. Being at higher risk for severe COVID-19, protection from exposure to the virus is important. In case you get sick, you should have enough critical supplies since leaving the house is not an option. It is also important that you know the situation at hand in case you require hospitalization.
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