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A1C tied to respiratory distress risk with COVID-19
11/25/2020

COVID-19 patients with an A1C of 6.5% or higher had elevated risk for secondary respiratory infections and acute respiratory distress syndrome, according to a study in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Higher A1C was also tied to greater risk for in-hospital death, even after accounting for factors such as age, sex and comorbidities.

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