The post infection consequences of Covid-19 are only starting to be fully realized. Initially, studies indicated that patients with diabetes had a higher chance of serious complications from Covid-19. However, recent reports now suggest an increased risk of diabetes diagnosis after a Covid-19 infection. During this discussion of diabetes in the context of Covid-19, Dr. Kaufman explains why HbA1c testing is even more important in today’s healthcare landscape and explores the hypotheses and pathophysiology behind this recent trend.
Attendees are entitled to P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS and/or ACCENT credits from the AACC
- Understand of the pathophysiology of diabetes
- How an infection or inflammation interacts with patients with diabetes
- Learn how Covid-19 altered diabetes assessment and management