News | 25/07/2020 11:55 AM | Click to read full article
As U.S. outbreaks surge, a new government study shows that nearly 40% of people who have died with COVID-19 had diabetes. Among deaths of those under 65, half had the chronic condition. America’s mortality rates from diabetes have been climbing since 2009 and exceed most other industrialized nations. Blacks and Latinos suffer from diabetes at higher rates than whites.
“Diabetes was already a slow-moving pandemic. Now COVID-19 has crashed through like a fast-moving wave.”