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COVID-19: Considerations for Children and Adolescents with Diabetes

Version 1 : Received: 12 April 2020 / Approved: 14 April 2020 / Online: 14 April 2020 (15:21:52 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 14 May 2020 / Approved: 15 May 2020 / Online: 15 May 2020 (04:54:43 CEST)

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Dayal D, Yadav A. COVID-19: Considerations for children and adolescents with diabetes. J Diabetol 2020;11:126-30 Dayal D, Yadav A. COVID-19: Considerations for children and adolescents with diabetes. J Diabetol 2020;11:126-30

Journal reference: Journal of Diabetology 2020, 11, 126-130
DOI: 10.4103/jod.jod_40_20

Abstract

Recent reports suggest that the clinical course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in previously healthy children is usually milder as compared to adults. However, children with co-morbid conditions such as diabetes are at increased risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as well as morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19. Experience in adults with diabetes shows that they are prone to faster metabolic decompensation, develop diabetes-related complications and have a poor prognosis when hospitalised with COVID-19. The data in children is limited. The aim of this mini-review is to discuss the possible risks to children and adolescents with diabetes during the current pandemic and the special considerations in management in those affected with COVID-19.

Subject Areas

Coronavirus disease 2019; COVID-19; children; diabetes; type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes; recommendations

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