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29 Sep

Diabetics likely of Covid 19 or series flu complications?
At the time in 2019 I got my annual flu shot (It will come for me in the 4th quarter) I asked Dr. Jane Pickett what complications being diabetic I would incur if I caught the flu. She told me my risks are higher I'll develop pneumonia if I come down with the flu,but she also told me I could develop pleurisy if I get the flu too! Now I'm scared about this Covid 19 as to how diabetics are affected by the disease. Does being diabetic increase my Covid 19 risk?
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Diabetes expert

01 Oct

Hi
Diabetes doesn't increase your risk of getting covid, but if you do get Covid, then you are at higher risk of complications. Your risk does depend on a few other variables though, and things that would put you at higher risk are: 1) poor glucose control  2) complications from diabetes(previous heart attacks, strokes, circulation issues, nerve, kidney or eye problems 3) being overweight. If you have good control, no complications and your weight is reasonable, then your risk is a lot lower.  
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