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Hear from ADA COVID-19 Researchers, Dr. Robert Eckel and Dr. Robert Gabbay today (6/28) at 7 p.m. ET

  • 1.  Hear from ADA COVID-19 Researchers, Dr. Robert Eckel and Dr. Robert Gabbay today (6/28) at 7 p.m. ET

    Posted 06-28-2021 10:30
    Register today: Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: COVID-19 & Diabetes: What's the Link? After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.


    COVID-19 & Diabetes: What's the Link?

    Monday June 28 at 7 p.m. ET

    Did you know that as much as 40% of the people who died last year from COVID-19 in the US were living with diabetes? Research is suggesting that a lasting effect of COVID-19 illness may be diabetes. The last thing the world needs now is something accelerating the development of new cases of diabetes. Join us for a discussion with ADA researchers, Dr. Leong and Dr. McLaughlin, Dr. Robert Eckel, CoviDiab registry co-investigator, and Dr. Robert Gabbay, Chief Scientific & Medical Officer for the ADA.



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    Nikki Sossong, MPH
    NSossong@diabetes.org
    Senior Manager of Professional Engagement
    American Diabetes Association
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  • 2.  RE: Hear from ADA COVID-19 Researchers, Dr. Robert Eckel and Dr. Robert Gabbay today (6/28) at 7 p.m. ET

    Posted 06-29-2021 22:00
    I fully agree with the findings of high mortality in diabeticd with covid 19
    Similar picture we observed in India too.
    The main reason for this is higher cytokine response NLRP3 inflammasone, insulin resistance caused by acute endothelial dysfunction along with beta cell Injury through ACE2 RECEPTOR entry of covid 19virus into Bcells.
    Another reason what I observed is mitochondrial dysfunction leading to acute loss of organ dysfunction in the form of increased cell apoptosis especially beta cells.
    Poor diet sedentary lifestyle has been shown very well association of higher cytokine response in diabetics with covid 19, especially proinflammatory cytokines like IL1IL6IL17,also imbalance with anti-inflammatory cytokine like adeponectin levels (noted low serum levels).
    Thanks 
    Dr Jitendra k Agrawal 
    Pune 
    India.