Black & Hispanic Folks With Kind 1 Diabetes & COVID-19 Are 4 Occasions Extra Probably To Be Hospitalized For Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Black and Spanish people with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 are four times more likely to be hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis OPEN MINDS Black and Spanish people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are four times more likely more likely to be hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) than non-Spanish whites. About 55% of non-Hispanic black and Hispanic people with T1D and COVID-19 had DKA, while about 33% of non-Hispanic whites with both conditions had DKA. DKA is a metabolic disorder in which the body has high levels of sugar for long periods of time. The researchers concluded that non-Hispanic black people with COVID-19 and T1D have an additional risk for DKA beyond risk. . .

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