- Poor diabetes control in children tied to high risk for COVID-19 complications, death
Poor Diabetes Control In Children Tied To High Risk For COVID-19 Complications, Death
Muhammad Irfan 7 days ago Thu 08th April 2021 | 11:57 PM
Children with poorly controlled Type-1 diabetes are at 10 times higher risk of Covid-19-related complications and death compared to those with well-controlled diabetes, said researchers
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Apr, 2021 ) :Children with poorly controlled Type-1 diabetes are at 10 times higher risk of Covid-19-related complications and death compared to those with well-controlled diabetes, said researchers.
The study, presented virtually at ENDO 2021, showed that in children with hemoglobin A1c levels higher than 9 per cent, the risk of Covid-19 complications was 10 times higher compared with children whose A1c levels were under 7 per cent, indicating well-controlled diabetes, Medical Daily reported .
"The findings will help children with Type-1 diabetes and their families make better choices about the safety of attending school in person and engaging in other in-person activities during this pandemic," Raisingani added.
For the study, the researchers reviewed data on about 2,000 children with Type-1 diabetes and Covid-19, as well as more than 300,000 children with Covid-19 who did not have Type-1 diabetes.
It is the main test to help people manage their diabetes. Higher A1c levels are linked to diabetes complications. The goal for most people with diabetes is an A1c level of 7 per cent or less.
Children with Type-1 diabetes and Covid-19 were more likely to die, to require an endo-tracheal tube to help them breathe, to develop pneumonia, or to develop septic shock, compared with children who had Covid-19 and did not have Type-1 diabetes, the team said.