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July 11, 2020

Jul 11, 2020
 

CDC expands list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 complications
See the CDC expanded list of people at risk of severe COVID-19 complications

The CDC just released new coronavirus risk guidelines and there has been a change. Now if you have type 2 diabetes you are at an increased risk, but if you have type 1, you only may be at increased risk. This small change means that your chances of a negative outcome if you contract the coronavirus are increased if you have type 2 (see attached chart for the latest update).

If this is not enough to worry about, our intern Leyany Feijoo Ramos, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy, has found a couple of studies that show if you have type 2 you are at a much higher risk of Pancreatic, Kidney and Uterine cancer.

 

Just a few more reasons to keep that A1c around 6.

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief