This study included non-critically ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (Carrasco-Sánchez F, et al., 2021).
11,312 patients were categorized into three groups according to their blood glucose levels: Less than 140 mg/dL, between 140-180 mg/dL and more than 180 mg/dL. Only 2128 of these patients had diabetes.
This is what the researchers found. 20.4% of the patients died during hospitalization.
The in-hospital mortality rates were 15.7% for patients with blood glucose levels of less than 140 mg/dL, 33.7% for patients with levels between 140-180 mg and 41.1% for patients with blood glucose levels of more than 180 mg/dL.
High blood glucose levels were also associated with requirements for mechanical ventilation and intensive care admission.
High blood glucose levels regardless of a prior history of diabetes was a strong predictor of all-cause mortality.
A high nutrient, low glycemic index diet is important to keep your blood glucose at a low level.
You can also use berberine, a plant compound, which has been found to lower blood glucose and provide many other health benefits as well (Zhang Y, et al., 2008).
Francisco Javier Carrasco-Sánchez 1, Mª Dolores López-Carmona 2, Francisco Javier Martínez-Marcos 3, Luis M Pérez-Belmonte 2, Alicia Hidalgo-Jiménez 1, Verónica Buonaiuto 2, Carmen Suárez Fernández 4, Santiago Jesús Freire Castro 5, Davide Luordo 6, Paula Maria Pesqueira Fontan 7, Julio César Blázquez Encinar 8, Jeffrey Oskar Magallanes Gamboa 9, Andrés de la Peña Fernández 10, José David Torres Peña 11 12, Joaquim Fernández Solà 13, Jose Javier Napal Lecumberri 14, Francisco Amorós Martínez 15, María Esther Guisado Espartero 16, Carlos Jorge Ripper 17, Raquel Gómez Méndez 18, Natalia Vicente López 19, Berta Román Bernal 20, María Gloria Rojano Rivero 21, José Manuel Ramos Rincón 22, Ricardo Gómez Huelgas 2, Admission hyperglycaemia as a predictor of mortality in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 regardless of diabetes status: data from the Spanish SEMI-COVID-19 Registry, Ann Med. 2021 Dec;53(1):103-116.
Zhang Y, Li X, Zou D, Liu W, Yang J, Zhu N, Huo L, Wang M, Hong J, Wu P, Ren G, Ning G.Treatment of type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia with the natural plant alkaloid berberine. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jul;93(7):2559-65.
- This formula contains Berberine and Green Tea and was designed to support a healthy glucose metabolism and the cardiovascular system.