One of the things to understand about COVID-19 is that we are still in the learning stage, and we continue to discover more. We know that it affected that people with diabetes develop more severe COVID-19 illness. It’s not that people with diabetes are more likely to get COVID, but if they do, the disease becomes more severe and gets worse faster. It seems to be the case with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both seem more likely to develop serious illness, but type 1 patients are better able to get through it because they are younger.
In diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which an immune process destroys most of the body’s cells that produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes involves an interaction between genetic predisposition and the environment; that is, the environment, which refers to high food intake, low physical activity, and weight gain, interacts with family history, which is in the genes.
In people with diabetes, more inflammation occurs in the body. So with COVID, that inflammatory state gets worse faster, which may be one reason. The second reason is that people with diabetes may be more likely to have circulation problems. They may have already had a bypass, a stroke, or low blood flow to the legs, or something similar. And this has been so because it added a circulatory problem to the precedents of this problem. COVID could enhance coronary problems due to the coagulation problems it produces. So each of these big reasons could imply other minor problems.
As you can see, doctors can help people with diabetes. In reality, side effects appear to be minimal, including mild fever and headache, muscle pain, and joint discomfort. However, that seems to last less than 48 hours. Therefore, people with diabetes should vaccinate for COVID-19 before being affected.