Diabetes is a condition that global studies have found increases the risk of severe illness and death among patients infected with the novel coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, an analysis of 14 African nations showed that people older than 60 years, face greater risk of complications, or death from Covid-19. This was contained in a statement issued ahead of the World Diabetes Day, commemorated on November 14 annually to create awareness. Diabetes is a serious, chronic condition that affects the lives and well-being of individuals, families, and societies globally. It is characterised by excess levels of sugar in the blood. Meanwhile, there are more than 1,9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa with more than 1.6 million recoveries and 45,000 deaths, according to WHO.
This Day, 13 November 2020
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WHO, 12 November 2020
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The Conversation Africa, 12 November 2020
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A diabetes test (file photo).