The people with Diabetes need to control their sugar levels. Diabetes and Covid-19 or any infection are associated with each other when not managed properly.
In China, the people with diabetes had much higher rates of serious complications and death than people without diabetes.
The diabetics have a slightly immuno-compromised state. Higher sugar levels may worsen the situation.
Uncontrolled diabetes may cause more severe symptoms and complications. It is because the body’s ability to fight off an infection is compromised.
If diabetes is well managed, the risk of getting severely sick from Covid-19 is about the same as general population.