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Aftab Ahmad
Kartaar Saahil
Aamir Ameer
Manesh Kumar
Akhlaque Ahmed Shaikh


Diabetes, COVID-19, Hypertension, Ischemic heart disease, Pandemic


Objective: To determine the frequency of diabetes mellitus in patients with COVID-19 infection.

Methodology: Our cross sectional study was conducted at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi from March 2023 to September 2023 on 120 patients presenting with COVID-19. The frequency of diabetes in these patients was determined.

Results: Mean age of the patients recorded was 53.72±10.42 years. Frequency of diabetes was 37 (30.8%). Diabetes was significantly associated with hypertension, ischemic heart disease and chronic kidney disease.

Conclusion: The frequency of diabetes in COVID-19 patients in our study was 37 (30.8%).

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