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A 38-year-old female asked:

Why are patients with type 1 diabetes, more likely to get complications of coronavirus?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
COVID-19: Type I diabetics have progressive blood vessel compromise, leading to heart and lung disease, both of which are prime sites for viral infiltration and infection. The most serious complications of COVID-19 involve respiratory and heart failures.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can a patient with type 1 diabetes , get coronavirus mildly, or is that not possible?

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Dr. Vijaya Sikand
40 years experience
Yes and No: No two type 1 diabetics are the same. So you could have mild symptoms only. But unfortunately all diabetics are more likely to have more severe problems with infection, just as they do with most other infections.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

Because I have type 1 diabetes, what is likely to happen to me if I get the coronavirus?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Uncertain: it is still unclear the exact risk factors, but it has been determined that the mortality is higher in diabetics and patients with hypertension. However i see you are young which is in your favor. In any case follow the general medical recommendations: strict social distancing, wear a mask, hand washing.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have type 1 diabetes and am getting very concerned about the Coronavirus. If I was to get it, would I have to be hospitalised?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not necessarily: Whether or not you would require hospitalization would depend on how sick you are, not your diabetes. Well controlled diabetes probably doesn't pose high risk for serious COVID-19 disease.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

What is my risk of dying from coronavirus, as I have type 1 diabetes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrillo
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrilloanswered
Internal Medicine 8 years experience
Not well stablished: For now, it is known that having chronic disease, including diabetes (not specified type), increases the risk of death. However, the outbreak is so new that evidence is not enough robust to give a number yet. Anyway, It is recommendable to assume that you are at higher risk and strict protection should be taken.

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