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University of Michigan have developed an algorithm to help treat COVID-19 patients with diabetes

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Team from the University of Michigan created an algorithm to assist in the care of COVID-19 diabetes patients.

For COVID-19 patients with diabetes a new algorithm may reduce the risk of complications. Although scientists don't fully understand why people with diabetes are at elevated risk from COVID-19, the cause can seem to be high blood sugar levels.

A team from the University of Michigan is discussing the care of approximately 200 COVID-19 hospitalized patients with elevated blood sugar levels in a new study published in the journal Diabetes.

The team has developed an algorithm from their findings to help doctors control the levels of blood sugar in people who have COVID-19 and diabetes.

The study have reported additional patients with no diabetes history who experienced elevated blood glucose (hyperglycemia) levels while in hospital.

About The Algorithm

The authors suggest good blood sugar levels control in people with diabetes may help avoid these complications. This positions individuals into different risk groups based on blood sugar rates, obesity, insulin resistance level, kidney function and inflammatory markers.

Additionally, their blood sugar control platform may help other medical teams improve results in both COVID-19 and diabetes patients.

"These comments affirm the value of controlling blood sugar in COVID-19 patients and can serve as a reference or encouragement for other institutions."


– Dr Roma Gianchandani, Michigan's first physician and professor of internal medicine.

While this study was not part of a clinical trial focused on the findings of nearly 200 patients, and thus has no control group. To validate the efficacy of this new method, a larger, controlled study is required to examine how the algorithm affects the risk of complications, time to recovery, length of time in intensive care and mortality risk in COVID-19 patients and diabetes patients.

Although scientists don't fully understand why people with diabetes are at elevated risk from COVID-19, the cause can seem to be high blood sugar levels. A team from the University of Michigan is discussing the care of approximately 200 COVID-19 hospitalized patients with elevated blood sugar levels in a new study published in the journal Diabetes.

The team has developed an algorithm from their findings to help doctors control the levels of blood sugar in people who have COVID-19 and diabetes. The study have reported additional patients with no diabetes history who experienced elevated blood glucose (hyperglycemia) levels while in hospital.

About The Algorithm

The authors suggest good blood sugar levels control in people with diabetes may help avoid these complications. This positions individuals into different risk groups based on blood sugar rates, obesity, insulin resistance level, kidney function and inflammatory markers.

Additionally, their blood sugar control platform may help other medical teams improve results in both COVID-19 and diabetes patients. To validate the efficacy of this new method, a larger, controlled study is required to examine how the algorithm affects the risk of complications, time to recovery, length of time in intensive care and mortality risk in COVID-19 patients and diabetes patients.




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