COVID-19 and diabetic ketoacidosis: case reports and review

Authors: Mária Kachlíková;  Peter Sabaka
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika infektológie a geografickej medicíny LF UK, SZU a UNB, Nemocnica akad. L. Dérera, Bratislava
Published in: Forum Diab 2022; 11(1): 52-55


Diabetes mellitus is one of the most important risk factor of severe course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On the other hand, COVID-19 often leads to metabolic decompensation and even to a developement of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with not just type 1 but also type 2 diabates mellitus. Development of diabetic ketoacidosis in the setting of severe COVID-19 impairs a prognosis and complicates treatment. We present 2 cases of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with severe COVID-19, in which ketoacidosis and metabolic decompensation of diabetes significantly impaired the course of their disease. It also reviews the current evidence linking COVID-19 to the development of diabetic ketoacidosis.


diabetes mellitus – COVID-19 – diabetic ketoacidosis


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