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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574


COETZEE, A et al. Diabetes mellitus and COVID-19: A review and management guidance for South Africa. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2020, vol.110, n.8, pp.761-766. ISSN 2078-5135.

This article reviews the association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and COVID-19. We report on the convergence of infectious diseases such as coronavirus infections and non-communicable diseases including DM. The mechanisms for the interaction between COVID-19 and DM are explored, and suggestions for the management of DM in patients with COVID-19 in South Africa are offered.

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