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Why Diabetics Need Strict Sugar Control during COVID Pandemic? Read Expert Advise

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia
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Amid the spurt of Covid-19 positive cases that has crossed one million in India, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Diabetics need strict sugar control during COVID Pandemic.

Addressing a digital symposium of Hello Diabetes Academia 2020, he said that despite COVID, Show goes on in India and both Activity and Academia are at their best during the pandemic times. He said, COVID has prompted us to discover new norms in adversity.

Why Diabetics Need More Care amid Corona Pandemic?

Dr Jitendra Singh said, those suffering from diabetes have an immuno-comprised status, which tends to reduce their resistance and make them more vulnerable to Corona like infections as well as consequent complications. This, he said, leads to an even more vulnerable situation when a patient suffering from diabetes also has kidney involvement or diabetic-nephropathy, chronic kidney disease etc.In a situation like this, Dr Singh noted that the diabetologistshave a special responsibility towards their patients in keeping their blood sugar level strictly under control to avoid infection and at the same time educating them about precautions to be exercised.

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