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People with high or unmanageable blood sugar levels experience less than normal blood flow, and it makes it difficult for the body to use nutrients and natural defenses meant to protect the body against several infections and promote healing. People with this body condition take a little longer than usual time to recover as well. People with less efficient immunity due to diabetes may be more be prone to developing infections and chronic risks than those without diabetes. This may lead to longer hospitalization and prolonged recovery.
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It is essential for diabetics to avoid crowded places, mass gatherings and crowded train journey. In a pandemic situation keeping enough distance and avoiding congested and crowded areas would help them a lot. In case diabetics have covid-19 infection, keep the blood sugar level under check because any symptom can possibly flare up blood glucose levels. The extra precaution is a necessity because the body with already compromised immune system is susceptible to viruses to thrive in the body amidst high blood glucose levels. The risk is for people suffering from both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. They need to know about foot hygiene, hand hygiene and proper skin care. The latter can help the patients avoid cuts and bleeds, for they if not taken care of, may cause major infections that will impact blood flow. Further, such patients must drink plenty of fluids and prevent dehydration because, if infected, it may impact the immunity. Regular physical exercise and proper diet will keep your immunity in good nick. (For further reading https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus)