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Margarita Torres-Tamayo, Nacú A. Caracas-Portillo, Berenice Peña-Aparicio, Juan G. Juárez-Rojas, Aida X. Medina-Urrutia y María del R. Martínez-Alvarado*. Coronavirus infection in patients with diabetes. Arch Cardiol Mex. 2020;90(Supl):69-78


Diabetes mellitus is a complex, multifactorial, chronic disease characterized by impaired metabolism of glucose, fats and
proteins. Patients who suffer from it frequently have hyperglycemia and coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death. The comorbidities associated with diabetes are overweight and obesity, systemic arterial hypertension, atherogenic dyslipidemia and in some patients peripheral vascular disease, kidney damage, neuropathy and retinopathy. Chronic lack of control of the disease is associated with increased susceptibility to infections, which generally have few symptoms, but hyperglycemia is generally magnified, which worsens the course of infections. Since December 2019, when the disease.

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