Coronavirus can be terrifying for an average healthy person but what about those who are considered “high risk.” The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization state those at higher risk for the worst outcomes for the virus are older adults and people with chronic illnesses like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes.So, the short version is that for Type I diabetics like myself, high blood sugar suppresses the immune system and reduces healing, while for Type II diabetes, there is already low-grade inflammation that COVID-19 makes worse. That makes sense to me, so I'm glad I watched the video. I hope my readers learned something from it, too.
CNBC explores why is coronavirus more dangerous for diabetics.
*I actually suffer from three of them. In addition to diabetes, I am 60 years old and an asthmatic. Even though I have written about asthma, I've never mentioned my asthma before on this blog. That's probably because I've had it since I was a child and it hasn't bothered me much this century except during the rare occasions when I have an infection and develop bronchitis. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has made it important again.