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Third of coronavirus deaths in England's hospitals linked to diabetes

The NHS has found that almost a third of all coronavirus deaths in England's hospitals are linked to diabetes - with the highest risk for people with type 1 diabetes, who are three and a half times more likely to die from the virus than non-diabetics.

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But the overwhelming majority of Covid patients with diabetes who have died are Type 2 diabetics. Their risk of dying is twice that of people without diabetes.

Factors like age and obesity, which are common in Type 2, make a significant difference.
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