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Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients with Diabetes Represent More Than 20% of ICU Population

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for clinicians caring for infected patients with diabetes, according to new guidance published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and diabetes need to receive glucose-lowering therapy in addition to other complex medical management as a way of minimizing risk for complications and death. However, appropriate glycemic managementincluding bedside glucose monitoring and insulin administrationrequires intensive patient interactions and puts clinicians at risk.

This manuscript provides guidance for healthcare providers caring for patients hospitalized for COVID-19 who also have a prior ...