Patients with diabetes account for a third of COVID-19 deaths in English hospitals

The risk of death from COVID-19 is three and a half times higher for patients with type 1 diabetes and two times higher for those with type 2 diabetes, compared with people without the condition, new NHS research shows.

by Emma Bower
Higher blood glucose levels were linked to a higher risk of death (Photo: Yellowdog Productions/Getty Images)
Higher blood glucose levels were linked to a higher risk of death (Photo: Yellowdog Productions/Getty Images)

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