Diabetes and COVID-19
Dr Miza Hiryanti Zakaria, Consultant Endocrinologist
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The death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise every day, especially as the Delta variant rips through vulnerable countries. In Malaysia, seven in 10 people who succumbed to COVID-19 had diabetes. What is the link between diabetes and COVID-19? We find out from consultant endocrinologist Dr Miza Hiryanti Zakaria, and discuss what people with diabetes need to know if they test positive for COVID-19 and before they go for their vaccination.
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Produced by: Janese Wong & Tee Shiao Eek
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek
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Categories: Health Policy, Diseases & Conditions, Mental Health, Healthy Living, Fitness, Medical Innovation and Technology, Science
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Health & Living, COVID-19, diabetes, co-morbidities, death,