Coronavirus: If you take this drug for diabetes, then corona infection can be fatal, revealed in new research


Diabetes is one such disease that also increases the risk of many other diseases. There is also a risk of coronavirus. Experts have warned many times that coronavirus infection can be fatal for patients with diabetes. Now a recent study is claiming that if someone with diabetes takes a drug called AGLT2I, then getting infected with the coronavirus can prove fatal. A new study has warned about this. The study has been published in the journal 'The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Clinical Case Reports'.

According to researchers at the US-based Brigham & Women's Hospital, when the disease stops cells from getting enough glucose to function, a condition of 'diabetic ketoacidosis' (DKA) can arise. The study noted that corona patients taking SGLT2I medication have a higher risk of developing EUDKA, a type of 'diabetic ketoacidosis'. Actually, the AGLT2I drug lowers glucose levels in the body.

During the research, scientists found that five exceptional cases of EUDKA have occurred in Boston, USA, and all of these cases have been found in patients with diabetes who were taking SGLT2I medication and infected with corona. According to reports, one of these five patients has died while one patient has been sent home and the other two patients have been sent to rehabilitation centers.

"We have also previously found that diabetes patients taking SGLT2I drugs have a higher risk of DKA and EUDKA," said study co-author and scientist Naomi Fisher of the 'Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension Division'. He said that the risk of the patient taking this medicine increases after becoming infected with corona.

Last month, there was a research report on the relationship between coronavirus and diabetes, which said that if a person has eye problems due to diabetes, then he is seriously ill due to corona virus than normal people. The risk of getting is five times more. The research was also published in the Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice paper of King's College London. Therefore, diabetes patients need to be more stable than the corona and it is necessary to follow all the necessary rules, only then the virus can be prevented.