Research Area Covid and Diabetes
People with diabetes are more likely to have serious complications from COVID- 19. In general, people with diabetes are more likely to have more severe symptoms and complications when infected with any virus.
The risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 is likely to be lower if your diabetes is well-managed. Having heart disease or other complications in addition to diabetes could worsen the chance of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, like other viral infections, because more than one condition makes it harder for your body to fight the infection.