UP Philippine General Hospital Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Consensus Recommendations for In-patient Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Persons with COVID-19


  • Cecilia Jimeno University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital
  • Ma. Cecille Anonuevo-Cruz University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital
  • Angelique Bea Uy University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital
  • Adrian Oscar Bacena University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6840-4528
  • Mark David Francisco University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5760-1320
  • Angelique Love Tiglao-Gica University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital
  • Racquel Bruno University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2347-9141
  • Diane Grace Corpuz University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7515-5232




in-patient management, diabetes, COVID-19, SARS-COV-2


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a known risk factor for morbidity and mortality among patients with COVID-19 based on recent studies. While there are many local and international guidelines on inpatient management of diabetes, the complicated pathology of the virus, the use of glucose-elevating drugs such as glucocorticoids, antivirals and even inotropes, and various other unique problems has made the management of in-hospital hyperglycemia among patients with COVID-19 much more difficult than in other infections. The objective of this guidance is to collate and integrate the best available evidence that has been published regarding in-patient management of diabetes among patients with COVID-19. A comprehensive review of literature was done and recommendations have been made through a consensus of expert endocrinologists from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. These recommendations are evolving as we continue to understand the pathology of the disease and how persons with diabetes are affected by this virus.


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Author Biographies

Cecilia Jimeno, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Ma. Cecille Anonuevo-Cruz, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Angelique Bea Uy, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Adrian Oscar Bacena, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Mark David Francisco, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Angelique Love Tiglao-Gica, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Racquel Bruno, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Diane Grace Corpuz, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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How to Cite

Jimeno, C., Anonuevo-Cruz, M. C., Uy, A. B., Bacena, A. O., Francisco, M. D., Tiglao-Gica, A. L., Bruno, R., & Corpuz, D. G. (2020). UP Philippine General Hospital Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Consensus Recommendations for In-patient Management of Diabetes Mellitus among Persons with COVID-19. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 35(1), 14–25. https://doi.org/10.15605/jafes.035.01.05



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