Diabetes and COVID-19: A Review

  • Arjun Baidya Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata
  • Santosh Kumar Singh Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic, Patna
  • Sarita Bajaj Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad
  • Abdul Hamid Zargar National Highway Gulshan Nagar Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Parminder Singh Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Sambit Das Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar
  • Anand Shankar Shankar Diabetes Care, Patna
Keywords: Corona virus, COVID-19, diabetes mellitus


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging disease and since its first identification in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, there has been a rapid increase in cases and deaths across the world. COVID-19 has been shown to have an immense impact in infected persons with diabetes, worsening their outcome, especially in elderly, smokers, obese, those having CVD, CKD, poor glycemic control and long duration of diabetes. In this review we summarize the current understanding of `the impact of COVID-19 on diabetes and discusses the pathophysiological mechanisms and management of diabetes and its complication in this scenario.


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Author Biographies

Arjun Baidya, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College, Kolkata

Department of Endocrinology

Sarita Bajaj, Motilal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad

Endocrinologist, Professor, Department of Medicine

Abdul Hamid Zargar, National Highway Gulshan Nagar Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Endocrinologist, Professor

Diabetes and Endocrine Care

Parminder Singh, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab

Endocrinologist, Professor

Department of Endocrinology

Sambit Das, Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar


Anand Shankar, Shankar Diabetes Care, Patna



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How to Cite
Baidya, A., Singh, S. K., Bajaj, S., Zargar, A. H., Singh, P., Das, S., & Shankar, A. (2020). Diabetes and COVID-19: A Review . Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 35(1). Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/805