Blood glucose levels provide an immediate snapshot of a person’s state of inflammation, with or without diabetes.
According to recent research findings, admission glucose is also an excellent predictor of COVID-19 related deaths and severity of illness.
Researchers in Spain retrospectively evaluated over 11,000 patients positive with COVID on admission in 109 hospitals throughout Spain. They also evaluated admission blood glucose levels and their findings were startling.
The researchers were also able to stratify the risk of death based on admissions glucose levels.
For all 11, 000 patients admitted with COVID in this study, the mortality rate was 20%.
For patients with admission glucose of 140 – 180, the mortality rate increased to 33%.
The mortality rate skyrocketed to 41% if admission glucose was 180 mg/dL or greater.
Read More Here Admission hyperglycemia as a predictor of mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 regardless of diabetes status: data from the Spanish SEMI-COVID-19 Registry. November 2020
Annals of Medicine by Francisco Javier Carrasco-Sánchez, MD, PhD, and colleagues. Nov 23, 2020
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Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, has been Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management for over 20 years. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF and Touro University and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.
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