Retrospective study of the impact of diabetes on the severity and prognosis of COVID-19.

Publication date: May 01, 2024

Patients with diabetes coexisting with viral infection tend to have poor outcomes, but the association between diabetes and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) prognosis is controversial at present. The present study reviewed and analyzed the data of 1,892 patients with COVID-19 admitted to Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital (Xi’an, China). Demographic, clinical, laboratory and treatment data as well as clinical outcomes were extracted from the electronic medical records and compared between patients with and without diabetes. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors affecting the prognosis of COVID-19. Compared with patients without diabetes, the levels of glucose, C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, creatinine, total bilirubin and plasma D-dimer were significantly increased in patients with diabetes, while the levels of lymphocytes and albumin were significantly decreased (P

Concepts Keywords
China coronavirus disease 2019
Diabetes diabetes
Hospital prognosis
Viral retrospective


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH viral infection
drug DRUGBANK Dextrose unspecified form
drug DRUGBANK Creatinine
disease MESH Long Covid

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