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People with diabetes at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, CDC says

International diabetes federation
Posted at 12:06 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:06:41-04

Public health officials have stated that people with preexisting health conditions are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

People with diabetes are among those at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says.

"When people with diabetes develop a viral infection, it can be harder to treat due to fluctuations in blood glucose levels and, possibly, the presence of diabetes complications," said the International Diabetes Federation.