Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2021 Mar 3;15(2):569-571. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2021.02.034. Online ahead of print.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to study newly diagnosed diabetes in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of COVID-19 patients who were admitted to a tertiary care hospital in India from May to October 2020.
RESULTS: Of 102 patients, 21 (20.6%) had newly diagnosed diabetes on admission. Of which, four (19.0%) had marked hyperglycemia with no ketosis or ketoacidosis.
CONCLUSION: In this study of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19, newly diagnosed diabetes and marked hyperglycemia in those with newly diagnosed diabetes were common.