COVID-19 associated sick days spike in insulin requirements: the need for rapidly escalating treatment and rapidly reducing on recovery

Helen A Casey, Chris Kelly


COVID-19, Diabetes Mellitus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, hyperglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis

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