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The Connection Between COVID-19 and Diabetes

People with diabetes aren’t more likely to catch the virus than other people. But you could have more severe illness if you get it.

Having high blood sugar can interfere with your body’s ability to fight an infection. It also can take longer for your body to get better. Some experts believe that viruses may thrive in the body when blood glucose is high.

High blood sugar can affect your immune system, making you more likely to have severe complications if you get sick with the coronavirus.

Your chance of that is lower if your diabetes is under control.

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