Background: To determine the factors associated with mortality in adult patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes hospitalized for COVID-in a hospital of Latin America.

Methods: Prospective cohort study from June 2020-june 2021. Patients with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes older than 18 years with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-infection were included.

Results: A total of 813 adults were included. The mean age was 61.2 years, 575 (70.5%) were male. The most frequent comorbidities were hypertension (34.1%) and obesity (25.9%) . A total of 114 (14.0%) patients received mechanical ventilation, 38 (4.7%) were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and 377 (46.4%) died. The requirement for ventilatory support, increased lung involvement, comorbidities and inflammatory markers were associated with mortality. Admission to the intensive care unit and the need for mechanical ventilation increased 1.39 (95% CI: 1.13 to 1.69) and 1.97 (95% CI: 1.69 to 2.29) the mortality. Those patients whose glycosylated hemoglobin on admission was greater than 10%, for every 1% increase above 10%, this increased the risk of death by 32% (RR: 1.32 95% CI: 1.25 to 1.38) .

Conclusion: The mortality found in our study was associated with age, poor control of type 2 diabetes and respiratory compromise. Ensuring a satisfactory metabolic control of the patient with type 2 diabetes would decrease complications related to COVID-infection.


H. Moreno Parra: None.

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