People with diabetes are more likely to have serious complications from COVID-19. In general, people with diabetes are more likely to have more severe symptoms and complications when infected with any virus. The risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 is likely to be lower if your diabetes is well-managed.
President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra
Dr. Shashank Joshi is a President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra. MBBS, MD, DM, FACP, FRCP, FACE, An Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of medicine. Graduated from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (MBBS) and did residency in Internal Medicine (MD) with Gold Medals and First Rank for excellence. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP) and American College of Physicians (FACP). A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the Chair of AACE Indian Chapter. Affiliated to several leading hospitals of the city including Lilavati and Bhatia Hospitals. Faculty, Department of Endocrinology, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Visiting faculty to several Indian and International Universities and is actively involved with evidence based work in Endocrinology including Obesity, Diabetes, Growth, Thyroid, and Osteoporosis.
Medical Director and Consultant Diabetologist,Dr. Kovils Diabetes Care Center,Mumbai
Dr. Rajiv Kovil is a Diabetologist in Andheri West, Mumbai and has an experience of 22 years in this field. Dr. Rajiv Kovil practices at Dr. Kovil's Diabetes Care Centre in Andheri West, Mumbai. Dr. Kovil's Diabetes Care Centre in Andheri West, Mumbai and Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Vileparle West, Mumbai. He completed MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai in 1996 and Diploma in Diabetology (Mumbai University) from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai in 1999.