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Diabetes is dynamite for person with COVID-19: Ex-WHO advisor

NEW DELHI: Between 30-40 per cent of deaths from studies in intensive care units from different countries are people with diabetes, said Paul Zimmet, Professor of Diabetes, Monash University, Australia.

Zimmet, who is President International Diabetes Federation, added that the actual mechanism as to why COVID-19 may cause diabetes is as yet unknown, however, several possibilities exist. “COVID-19 is a very destructive and cunning virus and causes terrible damage to tissues including the lungs and pancreas,” said Zimmet. Below are excerpts from an exclusive chat with IANS.