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COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Disruptions to Women’s Reproductive Health

Women’s reproductive health has been disrupted as a result of the psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, and affected women need additional medical and psychological support, according to research presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh last November. The findings indicate that stress and sleep disturbance related to the pandemic have had...
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COVID-19 May Trigger Hyperglycemia and Worsen Disease by Harming Fat Cells

COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism. Researchers led by James C. Lo, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine in the Weill Center for Metabolic Health and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine and a cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, found that hyperglycemia is common in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and...
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1,5-anhydroglucitol Blood Test More Accurate than HbA1c and Glucose for Predicting Mortality COVID-19 Patients with and without Diabetes

This week, Precision Diabetes, Inc. presented data demonstrating that the 1,5-anhydroglucitol blood test (GlycoMark®) is more accurate than commonly used diabetes tests in predicting mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with and without diabetes. The study, “1,5-anhydroglucitol is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Patients with COVID-19,” was presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2021 Scientific...
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Over the Edge: Is COVID-19 Introducing a New Type of Diabetes?

Researchers are exploring the complex, push-pull relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes. Is the virus truly the cause of a new type of diabetes or is it merely hastening an inevitable development in susceptible patients?   From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on glycemic control have been among its challenges. Patients with...
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Supplements May Protect Those with Low Vitamin D Levels from Severe COVID-19

Study finds more than half of patients with low vitamin D do not receive supplements. Patients with low vitamin D levels who are hospitalized for COVID-19 may have a lower risk of dying or requiring mechanical ventilation if they receive vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly, according to a study presented virtually...