Gurugram, Nov. 14 -- On World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14, data from Haryana's Covid-19 bulletins are telling - almost 48% of the 1,900 people who died had diabetes as a co-morbidity factor, and about 1 in 8 of those who died had only diabetes.

Diabetes can be categorised into type-1 (when there is insufficient insulin to control blood sugar) and type-2 (inefficient processing of insulin).

"There are also those who do not yet know that they have the disease. Covid-19 shows severe symptoms in all three ," said Dr. Atul Luthra, additional director, diabetes and endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, Gurugram.

"Several studies done in the last six months to evaluate effects of the Sars-CoV-2 virus (which causes Covid-19) on diabetic ...