COVID-19 patients may suffer from Diabetes: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the largest government body working on medical research in the country, has warned that coronavirus disease may also cause diabetes in some patients.

ICMR head Dr Balaram Bhargava said that the coronavirus infection increases the sugar levels. In such cases, coronavirus patients can also suffer from diabetes.

He added that DRDO’s COVID-19 drug 2-DG is suitable for patients with mild and moderate levels of coronavirus but not suitable for critical patients.

In one month, a COVID-19 patient can spread the infection to 406 people, Dr Bhargava said.

By next month, the country will be able to test 45 lakh people every day, he informed.