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1 in 10 COVID-19 Patients with Diabetes Die Within a Week, Study Finds

One in 10 coronavirus patients with diabetes died within the first seven days of hospitalization, and one in five needed a ventilator to breathe, according to a new study by French researchers.

Diabetes is one of the underlying health conditions that health experts believe put people at greater risk for developing more severe symptoms of COVID-19 and the study, published in the journal Diabetologia Thursday, seems to confirm this.

The researchers looked at more than 1,300 coronavirus patients in 53 hospitals in France between March 10 and March 31. Most — 89% — had Type 2 diabetes; 3% had ...