COVID-19 and blood sugar regulation

According to several studies [1], [2] and expert opinions [3]  high blood glucose level affects the optimal functioning of the immune system. This might lead to deadly complications in the Flu and Possibly COVID-19 [4].

The lowest normal blood sugar level is 3.9 mmol/l (70 mg/dL) [6].

Gotosurvive.com suggests the target blood glucose limit throughout the day at a range of 4.4 ± 0.5 mmol/L (79 ± 9 mg/dL).

References

 

1. Type 2 Diabetes and its Impact on the Immune System.

Retrieved April 28, 2020 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31657690

2. Case Western Reserve University. (2015, August 6).

High blood sugar of diabetes can cause immune system malfunction, triggering infection: Scientists show how sugar-derived molecules can weaken infection-fighting antimicrobial beta-defensin peptides. ScienceDaily.

Retrieved April 28, 2020 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150806151354.htm

3. American Diabetes Association

People with diabetes do face a higher chance of experiencing serious complications from COVID-19.
. . .
This is also caused by above-target blood sugars, and both could contribute to more severe complications.

Retrieved March 30, 2020 from www.diabetes.org/covid-19-faq

4. Scientific American.

How Blood Sugar Can Trigger a Deadly Immune Response in the Flu and Possibly COVID-19.

Glucose metabolism plays a key role in the cytokine storm seen in influenza, and the link could have potential implications for novel coronavirus infections.

Retrieved April 28, 2020 from: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-blood-sugar-can-trigger-a-deadly-immune-response-in-the-flu-and-possibly-covid-191/