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Correlation Between HbA1c Levels and Mortality Rates in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Correlation Between HbA1c Levels and Mortality Rates in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

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https://www.cureus.com/articles/120300-correlation-between-hba1c-levels-and-mortality-rates-in-hospitalized-covid-19-patients

Objective Throughout the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, multiple factors have been associated with poor prognosis for those infected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. Age, obesity, and medical comorbidities have been linked to poor outcomes, including admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), acute renal failure, stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), mechanical ventilation, and even death for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.



Conclusion: In this study, we show that HbA1c levels, regardless of concurrent comorbidities, are unlikely to be correlated to mortality rates among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. HbA1c levels should not be used as a marker for whether these patients should be admitted to the hospital for further inpatient management or discharged from the emergency department.