Diabetes and COVID-19 Pandemic: A Potential Mechanisms: A Review


  • Hind Shakir Ahmed1 , Hiba Shakir Ahmed2




Diabetes mellitus, Coronavirus disease, Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2, Metformin, Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors.


Diabetes is the greatest public condition among patients with coronavirus disease and has been found to
affect prognosis worldwide. It is revealed that hyperglycemia is one of the elements that elevates the risk of
consequences in these persons. This study designed to analysis the overall features of the novel coronavirus
and provide an understanding of the coronavirus disease in diabetic patients, and its treatment.
These patients are usually treated with various medications and this review clarify the role of metformin
and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors as helpful factors in these patients. Recommendations are made on
the probable pathophysiological mechanisms of the association between coronavirus and diabetes, and its
management. Additional study about this association and its clinical managing is necessary

Author Biography

Hind Shakir Ahmed1 , Hiba Shakir Ahmed2

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Education for Pure Science (Ibn Al-Haitham)/
University of Baghdad, Baghdad-Iraq, 2 Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, College of Science/ Al-Karkh
University for Science, Baghdad/Iraq



How to Cite

Hind Shakir Ahmed1 , Hiba Shakir Ahmed2. (2020). Diabetes and COVID-19 Pandemic: A Potential Mechanisms: A Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 2224-2231. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13734