COVID-19 and Diabetes

A special issue of Diabetology (ISSN 2673-4540).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2021) | Viewed by 978

Special Issue Editors

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: atherothrombosis and unstable atherosclerotic plaque; urine proteomics; micro-RNA for anti-atherosclerotic therapy; gut microbiome; single cell RNA-seq; animal model
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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology, Melbourne, Australia; Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health, University of Melbourne, Australia; Department of Clinical Haematology, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: coagulation pathway; platelets; stroke; thrombosis; myocardial infarction; antithrombotics; anti-coagulants; venous thrombosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has been nearly one year since the COVID-19 outbreak. With over 87 million infected and 1.8 million deaths worldwide, many countries are still in the grip of a public health emergency and are experiencing significant social disruptions and health care systems are under considerable strain. We now know that approximately 10% of patients with COVID-19 can suffer from "long-COVID" symptoms, which can manifest with headache, chronic fatigue, difficulty breathing, myalgia, and dysphonia that can last for 1 to 6 months. Significantly, it has emerged that patients with pre-existing health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension, are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 infection. Indeed, patients with diabetes and COVID-19 infection have a 7.3% higher risk of death compared to those without diabetes. The high blood glucose level with constant systematic inflammation could attribute to the high-risk profile of COVID-19 mortality. Therefore, further research regarding the mechanistic links between diabetes and adverse COVID-19 clinical outcomes is of paramount importance.

Dr. Yung-Chih Chen
Dr. James McFadyen
Guest Editors

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  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • gestational diabetes
  • hyperglycemia
  • insulin resistance
  • renal failure
  • clinical management
  • pathogenesis
  • chronic inflammation
  • angiotensin receptor

Published Papers

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