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Coronavirus patients with diabetes — like Tom Hanks — can have more complications

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      carlycalanni
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      Although I do not have diabetes, I do have asthma, which puts me at a similar risk when it comes to contracting the coronavirus. However, the risks stem from different reasons within the diseases themselves. While my asthma makes me susceptible to respiratory issues and shortness of breath, diabetics are at risk due to the glucose levels in their blood. “Some viruses thrive on higher blood glucose levels and those with diabetes already have compromised immune systems.” Check out this article for more information.

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