Diabetes and care homes: how to manage risk related to COVID-19
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Diabetes and care homes: how to manage risk related to COVID-19

Erin Dean Health journalist

Essential facts

Residents of nursing homes and residential care homes are a population with a high number of comorbidities who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. One quarter of these residents have diabetes and two thirds may have frailty, which is a better predictor of intensive care unit outcomes than age or other factors.

Nursing Standard. 35, 7, 70-70. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.7.70.s21

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