Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19 : a review and management guidance for South Africa
Coetzee, A. ; Taljaard, J. J. ; Hugo, S. S. ; Conradie, M. ; Conradie-Smit, M. ; Dave, J. A. (2020-08)
CITATION: Coetzee, A. et al. 2020. Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19 : a review and management guidance for South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 110(8):761-766, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2020.v110i8.14881.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This article reviews the association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and COVID-19. We report on the convergence of infectious diseases such as coronavirus infections and non-communicable diseases including DM. The mechanisms for the interaction between COVID-19 and DM are explored, and suggestions for the management of DM in patients with COVID-19 in South Africa are offered.