Hatim Abdullah NattoDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Al Zaiem Alazhari University, Khartoum, Sudan
The Increasing Prevalence of DM in COVID-19 Patients in North Sudan: Is it a Matter of Diabetogenicity?
Author(s): Sufian Khalid, Hatim Abdullah Natto, Ali M Alshehri, Ahmed A Osman, Mohammed Salah*, Mohamed Osman Elamin, Ahmed El Sayed, Motwakil lmam Awadelkareim, Hisham M Abdelrahim, Awadalkareem AA, Khadeja Ismail Osman Farah and Musa Kheir D
Background: COVID-19 had made more than 197 million infections and 4 million death. Therefore, we need to assess the prevalence of DM among COVID-19 patients and its effect on the outcome. Objectives: we aim to assess the prevalence, risk factors and outcome of diabetes among COVID-19 patients. Methods: This was a prospective, cross-sectional, hospital-based study enrolled 400 COVID-19 patients and was conducted in COVID-19 isolation centres in North Sudan. Results: Males constituted 275 (68.9%) of the study participants, and the majority of participants were aged between 40 and 60 years 150(37.4%). The prevalence of DM was found to be 49.25% in the study participants. Diabetics were significantly more likely to have a respiratory rate higher than 30 (P=0.012), and oxygen saturation less than 93% (P<0.001), to develop shock (P=0.004), to require oxygen therapy (P<0.001), to be i.. Read More»