Why people with diabetes, like Tom Hanks, may be at increased risk of coronavirus

“Why people with diabetes, like Tom Hanks, may be at increased risk of coronavirus

As the new coronavirus spreads and sickens more people in the USA, people with preexisting health conditions are at particular risk, public health officials say. Actor Tom Hanks, who revealed that he was living with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  People with diabetes are among those at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That’s because fluctuations in blood glucose levels and possible diabetes complications can make it harder to treat a viral infection, the International Diabetes Federation says…. “

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