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High Blood Sugar and SuPAR Levels Independently Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes

April 3, 2022

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Presented by Health Lab

Diabetes has proven to be a major risk factor for a more severe COVID-19 illness. A new study, led by a team of researchers from Michigan Medicine, found that certain attributes of diabetes, including high suPAR levels and high blood sugar levels, are correlated with worse COVID-19 outcomes. Salim Hayek, M.D, a cardiologist at the University of Michigan Health Frankel Cardiovascular Center and lead of the study, discusses the team’s findings and importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating high-risk patients.

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