Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) Religious teacher Tengku Zulkarnain died from exposure corona virus cause Covid-19. This Deli Malay-blooded ustaz is known to have comorbidities diabetes.
“Yes, there is DM [diabetes melitus]. There is a congenital disease. So that if you get infected with Covid-19 it will get worse, “said Tabrani Group HRD and Corporate Communication Director, Ian Machyar to TOPNewsIndonesia.com, Monday (10/5).
Diabetes has indeed become a comorbid or congenital disease that can worsen Covid-19. Diabetes is in the third position of the list of the four most deadly comorbids based on data from the Covid-19 Handling Task Force. Apart from diabetes, there are kidney disease, heart disease, and hypertension which also worsen Covid-19.
The risk of death increases in patients with diabetes. “That could be four to six times as much,” said Chairman of the Indonesian Endocrinology Association (PERKENI), Professor Ketut Suastika, some time ago.
Cite the page American Diabetes AssociationViral infections, including SARS-CoV-2, can increase inflammation or internal swelling in people with diabetes. It can also be caused by high blood sugar levels and the inflammation can lead to severe complications.
When infected with the virus, people with diabetes will face an increased risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is commonly experienced by people with type-1 diabetes.
DKA is a diabetes complication characterized by high levels of ketones in the body. One characteristic sign that often appears is bad breath that smells of fruit. This condition requires medical attention as soon as possible.
DKA can complicate the management of fluid intake and electrolyte levels, which are important in treating sepsis. Sepsis is a serious complication experienced by some Covid-19 patients.
It’s important to remember, however, that people with diabetes will vary in terms of age, complications and how well they manage blood sugar levels. Properly managed blood sugar levels can lower the risk of complications.
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