Covid-19, because people with diabetes need to be protected

Covid-19, because people with diabetes need to be protected

People with diabetes, especially type 2, vaccination for Sars-CoV-2 virus is essential for several reasons

Keeping blood sugar under control, with regular nutrition and physical activity in the first place and with the drugs that your doctor recommends if necessary, is essential to avoid the complications of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. But for those with diabetes it is essential to get vaccinated for the Sars-CoV-2 virus as soon as possible. In fact, the figures of scientific studies say that those suffering from this metabolic pathology run greater risks in case of infection and for this reason the Italian Society of Diabetology, together with the Association of Diabetologists and the Italian Society of Endocrinology, ask to make anti-vaccination a priority. COVID for people with diabetes.

The numbers worry

Further warning on this front are the updated results of the CORONADO study, published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, EASD by Bertrand Cariou and Samy Hadjadj, of the University of Nantes. Data published last May already showed that 10% of people with diabetes and Covid-19 died within the first week of hospitalization. The new analysis, carried out on 2,796 participants (enrolled at 68 French hospitals), highlights that one in five patients, among diabetics hospitalized for Covid-19, may be missing within 28 days of admission. In particular, it is essential to pay attention to glycemic control since high values ​​of this parameter at the time of admission are associated with an increased risk of death. “The Covid-19 pandemic – explains the president of the Italian Diabetes Society (SID) Agostino Consoli – continues to claim victims and the victims are certainly much more numerous among people already suffering from other pathologies. Unfortunately, these include people with diabetes. This is already evident from the data of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, according to which diabetes mellitus is present in 30% of patients who died from Covid-19, a significantly higher percentage than the prevalence of diabetic disease in the general population (In Italy, 6 , 7%). And very recent international studies only confirm this dramatic fact. An English work by Andrew McGovern of the University of Exeter, just published online in Diabetologia, shows that among people with Covid-19, the risk of death in a 50-year-old individual with diabetes is equal to the risk of death of a subject. 66-year-old without diabetes. The French observational study CORONADO reports that out of a cohort of diabetic patients hospitalized for Covid-19, as many as one in five die during the first 4 weeks of hospitalization. These are dramatic data, which once again underline how fundamental and indispensable it is, for everyone, but in particular for people with diabetes, to prevent contagion and protect themselves with the vaccine ”.

We continue to protect ourselves

Pending easier access to vaccination, the only effective actions to protect against Sars-Cov-2 infection are social distancing and vaccination prophylaxis. On this, experts remind us that we cannot compromise to protect ourselves. “All the data available to date – concludes Consoli – show that even in people with diabetes, the anti-Sars-Cov-2 vaccination is effective and safe. It is therefore necessary for people affected by this condition to realize how fundamental the protection offered by the vaccine is and to rush to get vaccinated as soon as possible in their offices. This always while continuing to scrupulously comply with the general safety rules necessary to limit the transmission of the virus in conduct ".

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